August 21, 2020– Texas A&M University-Kingsville takes the protection of your personal information very seriously, and we are writing to let you know about a data security incident that may have involved your information.

On July 16, 2020, the university was notified by our third-party service provider, Blackbaud, that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. Blackbaud is a relationship management software provider used by more than 45,000 universities, health care organizations, nonprofits, foundations and other organizations worldwide. Our communication with you is based on the information we have received from Blackbaud, and information otherwise available publicly from them.
Based on the nature of the incident, Blackbaud’s research, and their investigation (including law enforcement), they believe the acquired data was deleted by the cybercriminal, but the university cannot independently verify this. We are notifying you so you can take action to protect yourself, and we recommend you promptly report any suspicious activity or suspected identity theft to the proper authorities. We have attached some best practices recommended by the Federal Trade Commission for data security incidents.
We sincerely apologize for this incident and regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding this matter, please email us or call Blackbaud directly at 1-855-907-2099. You can also visit our resource web page.