South Central College has learned of a ransomware attack of the donor management software vendor, Blackbaud, which may have allowed access by an unauthorized individual to not public data on students, alumni, and employees. Much of the data stored by Blackbaud is considered directory information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and is therefore public data under Minnesota law. However, the College disclosed some not public data to the South Central College Campus Foundations, and those data elements were stored by Blackbaud and accessible in the attack.  Such information may have included your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, Star ID and Student ID (Tech ID). Blackbaud asserts that the attacker did not access credit card information, and any bank account information or social security numbers were encrypted and not accessible to the attacker. For a full report from South Central College contact Dr. Narren Brown atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7462.