Blackbaud Data Security Incident

The information below relates to a data security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., a computer software company and service provider of St. Thomas High School.

St. Thomas continues to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our community. We will provide updates if any rising concerns. For more information, Blackbaud has issued a statement on their website regarding this incident at

On July 16, Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of customer relationship management services and software, informed all non-profit and higher education clients that the company had been a victim of a security incident that culminated in May 2020. The cybercriminal was unsuccessful in blocking access to the database involved in the attack. However, the cybercriminal was able to remove a copy of a subset of several of their client’s data.

Blackbaud agreed to pay the cybercriminals to delete the information. Blackbaud has undergone a thorough investigation, with the assistance of law enforcement, confirming that no encrypted information was accessible in the attack. Blackbaud is closely monitoring the Internet to verify that no data has been misused.

We do not believe it is necessary to take any further action at this time, but we want you to be aware of this development. At the time, we are not aware of any instances of fraudulent activity connected to St. Thomas High School. But, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage you to monitor your online and financial activity and report anything suspicious.

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Blackbaud has issued a statement on their website regarding this incident. You can visit their site for more information at