Museum of Natural History says hackers accessed personal information in data breach

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
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The American Museum of Natural History says hackers accessed personal information about visitors in a data breach.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The American Museum of Natural History says hackers accessed personal information about visitors in a data breach.

The museum reports that the information included things like contact information, demographics, and prior donations.

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They say hackers did not access anything related to credit cards or bank accounts.

The breach occurred between February and May.

The museum says the system is run by a company called 'Blackbaud,' and that the company has no reason to believe the cybercriminal shared any data that it may have accessed.

Blackbaud also said they have hired a third-party security service to monitor for indications that any information was released.

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