Data Breach Lawsuit Filed Against Blackbaud

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On December 18, 2020, East End Trial Group and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP filed a class action complaint on behalf of Christina Duranko in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges Blackbaud, Inc., a South Carolina company hired to provide software and cloud-computing services to Allegheny Health Network (“AHN”), failed to safeguard the personally identifiable and private health information of various individuals associated with AHN. 

As a result of these failures, hackers infiltrated Blackbaud’s computer networks from at least February 7, 2020 to May 20, 2020, gaining access to the personal information of students, patients, donors, and other individuals from across the United States, including Pennsylvania. 

The compromised data includes:
  • first and last names
  • social security numbers
  • dates of birth
  • student IDs
  • demographic information
  • philanthropic giving history 
  • usernames 
  • passwords
  • bank account information
  • email addresses
  • personal and business addresses
  • telephone numbers 
  • medical treatment dates
  • treating providers, and 
  • treatment location

The lawsuit asks the Court to order Blackbaud to fully describe exactly what information was stolen, adopt sufficient data privacy practices to protect against future attacks, and award the real victims of this data breach, like AHN’s donors, compensation for various damages, like the identity theft they’ve already suffered and the cost of at least seven years of credit monitoring.

The case is Duranko v. Blackbaud, Inc., No. 2:20-cv-01966 (W.D.Pa.). You can read the complaint here

Contact us today if you receive a letter notifying you that your information was compromised in a data breach. We might be able to help.