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56,000 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Donors Impacted by Blackbaud Ransomware Attack

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has discovered the personal information of individuals who had previously made donations to Northwestern Memorial HealthCare was potentially compromised in the recent Blackbaud ransomware attack. An unauthorized individual first gained access to Blackbaud systems on February 7, 2020, with the access possible until May 20,2020 when ransomware was deployed.

Prior to the use of ransomware, the attacker may have accessed a backup of a database that contained names, age, gender, dates of birth, medical record number, dates of service, departments of service, treating physicians, and/or limited clinical information. The database also contained the Social Security numbers and/or financial/payment card information of 5 individuals. In total, the information of 55,983 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare donors was potentially compromised in the attack.

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