Blackbaud Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Recently, the United States District Court District of South Carolina in Charleston has filed a petition against software and data services giant Blackbaud. The Blackbaud class action lawsuit was filed due to a data breach that occurred on February 7. However, the company only discovered the breach by May 14. Also, the consumers weren’t informed about the issue until July.
According to reports, Blackbaud delivers numerous data services and software to the nonprofit community. In this issue, a ransomware attack was made by hackers. They downloaded information and tried to take control of Blackbaud’s systems and data hosting operations.
The nonprofit community asked for payment for the destruction of the stolen material. Thus, Blackbaud settled an undisclosed amount in Bitcoin.
How Did It Affect Consumers?
Meanwhile, William Allen, sworn to be a Raleigh, N.C., resident, claimed that the incident caused consumers to suffer “ascertainable losses in the form of out-of-pocket expenses and the value of their time reasonably incurred to remedy or mitigate the effects of the attack.”
On the other hand, Blackbaud spokesperson stated, “Blackbaud disagrees with the allegations and intends to demonstrate they are without merit.”
Furthermore, Allen asserted that Blackbaud failed to provide timely notification of the breach. First, because of Blackbaud’s alleged failures in finding out about the breach, and second, the company allegedly tried to hide the breach.
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Editor’s note on the Blackbaud Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is created to inform the victims about the Blackbaud Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit. If you believe that you are eligible to be a member of the class of consumers described in the class action, you may be entitled to receive any compensation the court may award.
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