Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2020, 4:39 PM

Blackbaud at Fault for Cyber Attack on Nonprofit Data, Suit Says

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

Blackbaud Inc., a cloud services provider, faces a potential class action for allegedly failing to stop a ransomware attack that exposed nonprofit membership data.

Two people whose data was held by Bread for the World and Planned Parenthood, which use the company as a vendor, also allege Blackbaud was too slow to disclose the breach, according to a Sept. 11 filing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The suit shows the legal risks companies face after they disclose cyber attacks. Plaintiffs will need to show harm from the data breach to successfully move the action ...

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