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Data about UNR alumni, donors may have been stolen in May

September 10, 2020 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno alumni and donors may have had their information stolen in a data breach that occurred in May, university officials said.

The school was told of the breach on July 16 by Blackbaud, a third-party fundraising technology provider, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. About 200,000 people may have had their contact information, addresses and giving history compromised from the hack, said university spokeswoman Kerri Garcia.


No social security numbers, credit card information or banking information was taken, Blackbaud said.

The university informed alumni and donors of the breach on Aug. 31.

Blackbaud said in its summary of the incident that the hackers made a copy of the data they received and the technology provider paid a ransom to ensure that the copy was destroyed.

The information was not transferred to another party other than the hackers, Blackbaud said.