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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an increased impact on NYC and the surrounding area.
Since many of you are in our immediate local community, we feel it is important to communicate the steps
that being taken at CCNY to help keep the College’s campus community safe and healthy.
CCNY and CUNY are planning for how the evolving situation with COVID-19 could impact both College
and Alumni Association operations and events. CCNY President Vincent Boudreau is regularly updating
the campus community with policies and procedures and posting his updates
here:https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/coronavirus. You can also follow updates from CUNY
on this site:www.cuny.edu/coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the virus. The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and this is a rapidly evolving situation that we will continue to monitor. The Alumni Association is following all recommendations from CUNY/CCNY with regard to on-campus activities. We will update this message and our event page with cancellations or postponements as we learn about policy and procedure changes.
If you have specific questions or concerns regarding an upcoming event, please contact Nina Ferrell, Events Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or David Covington, Executive Director, email@example.com.
On July 16, 2020 the Central Office for the City University of New York and the Foundation for City College were notified by Blackbaud of a
ransomware attack that took place in February – May of 2020. The Alumni
Association of CCNY was subsequently notified by the Foundation for City
College. During this incident, cybercriminals obtained copies of several
databases stored on Blackbaud’s servers with the purpose of extorting a
ransom. Some of this data may have included CUNY alumni and donor contact
information, as well as additional details about their relationships with City
College, such as philanthropic giving and event attendance.
Blackbaud, which is one of the largest financial and fundraising software
providers in the world, has assured us that no credit card data, bank account
information, or social security numbers were compromised as part of this
breach. Furthermore, no usernames or passwords were compromised. In working
with third-party security services as well as US law enforcement, Blackbaud
believes that all illegally accessed copies of the data have been destroyed.
Nonetheless, Blackbaud has committed to continuing to monitor the web for any
signs of the stolen data. Further information about this incident can be found
How has CUNY responded? As a system, CUNY’s legal counsel and information
security departments will continue to investigate this event to understand the
full scope of the incident. The link above will be updated with any details as
they become available.
What can you do? There is no action required on your part. We want to
emphasize again that Blackbaud has assured the City College of New York (and
the Alumni Association) that no credit card, bank account information, or
social security numbers were compromised. However, you may want to review your
account statements and credit reports, and report any suspicious activities.
The Alumni Association of CCNY shares the database with The Foundation for
CCNY and has been requested by the Foundation for CCNY to include this message
on our website. For more information please see CCNY’s Data Security Resources page. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Foundation for
CCNY at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.650.6557.