Security breach reported at YSU Foundation software company

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Foundation, the fundraising arm of the university, learned of a security breach earlier this month at its fundraising software company, DonorPerfect, the university stated in a news release Tuesday.

DonorPerfect notified YSU Foundation management Feb. 2 that it had discovered suspicious activity related to a subsection of its hosted file storage. Once notified of the security incident, those possibly affected were notified by letter.

DonorPerfect immediately took steps to identify, contain and remediate the issue, including locking down their systems and strengthening numerous security protocols. They also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement and will continue to cooperate with them in any investigations to hold the perpetrator accountable, the YSU release states.

DonorPerfect has arranged to provide credit monitoring services through IDX to anyone affected. These services include 12 months of credit monitoring, identity protection through CyberScan, a $1 million identity fraud loss reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services.


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