OSF HealthCare discloses data security breach at one of its vendors

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Debra Pressey

OSF HealthCare is informing patients of a data security breach that occurred earlier this year at one of its vendors, Blackbaud Inc.

The Peoria-based health system, which operates hospitals and other services in Champaign and Vermilion counties, announced the breach Tuesday.

“Blackbaud notified its customers it discovered that an unauthorized individual gained access to Blackbaud’s systems between Feb. 7 and May 20,” OSF said in an announcement. “Blackbaud advised that the unauthorized individual may have acquired backup copies of databases used by its customers, including a backup of the database OSF uses for fundraising efforts.”

The incident didn’t involve...

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