INCIDENT: Cloud software provider, Blackbaud, falls victim to ransomware attack

Cloud software provider, Blackbaud, fell victim to a ransomware attack and decided to pay to avoid a release of data information.
The summary of the incident detailed by Charleston, SC-based Blackbaud started in May when the company said it discovered and stopped a ransomware attack. Blackbaud describes itself as a provider of cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empower and connect people to drive impact for social good.
After discovering the attack, Blackbaud’s security team, along with independent forensics experts and law enforcement, successfully prevented attackers from fully encrypting files.

Incident Date

May 1, 2020

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Making Sense of the Blackbaud Ransomware Attack
  • Cloud Provider Hit By Ransomware Then Pays

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