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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has disclosed a data breach exposing the personal records of roughly 56,000 donors and patients. So reports the Chicago Tribune.

red cross 303433 640smallThe health system said that a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, informed it of the breach on July 16.

Blackbaud said the attackers’ “motivation was to disrupt our business by encrypting customer files in our data centers, which we were able to prevent.”

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