P2020-ND-197

Food Banks Canada

On July 16, 2020, the Organization was notified by its third-party fundraising software provider, Blackbaud, that Blackbaud had experienced a ransomware attack. The cybercriminal was prevented from blocking Blackbaud?s system access and fully encrypting files; however, prior to locking the cybercriminal out, a copy of a backup file was removed from the Blackbaud system. The breach occurred between February 7, 2020 and May 20, 2020. Blackbaud paid the ransom demand after receiving confirmation that the copy of the backup file had been destroyed by the cybercriminal. Blackbaud advised that it has no reason to believe that any data went beyond the cybercriminal, was or will be misused, or will be disseminated or otherwise made available publicly. Blackbaud retained outside experts to monitor the web and have found no evidence that any information has been released.

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Categories: 2020
Tags: Unauthorized access