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PARI One Of Many Targeted For A Cyber Attack – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:17pm

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) sent a notice to its donors last week stating its third-party fundraising and donor engagement software company, Blackbaud, Inc., had been the target of a Ransomware attack, according to a spokesperson at PARI.

Ransomware is a type of malware from crypto-virology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

PARI was one of many, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., that was impacted by the incident, according to reports.

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