Sheffield Hallam University confirms data breach following cyber attack

We’ll continue to see fallout from the Blackbaud breach over the next few days…:

Names and contact details for alumni, donors, and other stakeholders were taken during a cyberattack in May on Sheffield Hallam University.

Blackbaud, a software provider used by Hallam, fell victim to the attack. The company is used by numerous other unis including Birmingham, Leeds, York, and Reading, who also suffered a data breach.

The hackers are believed to have destroyed the data following a ransom payment from Blackbaud, which has faced criticism for not saying it had been hacked until July, and going against FBI advice to pay the ransom.

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