Stetson University Data Breach

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Stetson University, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.

stetson university data breachOn October 2, 2020, Stetson University notified nearly 80,000 donors and alumni of a data breach involving third-party technology vendor Blackbaud.

On September 4, 2020, Blackbaud discovered a hack that resulted in the theft of sensitive personal information of individuals associated with their clients, including Stetson University. The security incident began on February 7, 2020 and continued until May 2020.

The Blackbaud ransomware attack may prove to be one of the most extensive, complex data breaches of 2020, as the list of affected organizations (and individuals) continues to grow months after the incident was first discovered.

Compromised data varies by entity and individual, but collectively includes:

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Addresses
  • Birthdates
  • Donation history
  • Events attended
  • Bank account information
  • Credentials
  • Social Security numbers (SSN)
  • Usernames
  • Passwords
  • Provider names
  • Dates of service

Founded in 1883, Stetson University is located in DeLand, Florida, with alumni from 44 states and 52 countries. The institution reports an endowment of more than $255 million and graduate programs in Business, Law, Education, Counseling and Fine Arts.

Blackbaud is one of the world’s largest cloud-based technology vendors that provides services for nonprofits, foundations, corporations, educational institutions and healthcare organizations. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, the company reports over 45,000 customers in over 100 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Its market capitalization is $3.2 billion on reported revenue of $908 million. 

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Stetson University, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible developing legal options.