Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Why Pay Attention? – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

 In Muncie, Indiana, a small nonprofit organization called the Little Red Door had all their data stolen from their server and held ransom for a whopping $43,000. If the nonprofit paid, the hackers claimed, they would return the data and not publish it. Leadership considered their options and since they did not have any data that they thought was sensitive, they did not pay the ransom. Although information that the hackers could use was not stored, they did take to Twitter, posting letters that the organization wrote, and the organization was traumatized by the event. A similar scenario occurred at a Los Angeles nonprofit hospital, but, considering the highly sensitive information they stored on their server, the hospital opted to pay the hackers to the tune of $14,000 and regain access to their data.


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