Blackbaud Data Breach
August 11, 2020
Dear Saving tiny Hearts Community,
We are writing to let you know that one of our vendors, Blackbaud, has reported a data security breach which may have involved exposure of personal information. Blackbaud is a leading provider of cloud software and data management and is used widely by charities, independent schools, universities and other organizations throughout the world. At Saving tiny Hearts Society, we take data security seriously and want to be transparent in sharing what we know about this matter.
StHS was notified by Blackbaud on July 16 of the data breach and has taken steps to access and address the issue. We have learned that Blackbaud data systems were breached in February, Blackbaud concluded its investigation in May and successfully blocked unauthorized access to the system at that time. StHS takes your privacy serious and does not store or retain any credit card information, nor any social security numbers, account numbers, usernames, nor any birth dates. Blackbaud’s investigation showed that some backup data was exposed, including names, address/contact information, and giving history (which is the only data that StHS collects). Blackbaud determined that there was no access to bank account, credit card, or social security information. Blackbaud has stated that they have taken action to ensure that data will not be misused or made available publicly. You can learn more about this incident by visiting blackbaud.com/securityincident.
Please know that the security and privacy of the StHS community’s data is a top priority. We are so grateful for each member of our community and will continue to be vigilant in this matter and update you if needed. Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to me, Jim Conzemius, Vice President and Director, Saving tiny Hearts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President & Director, Saving tiny Hearts
& Proud Father of a 14 Year Old Heart Transplant Recipient