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September 03, 2015

Heritage Foundation Donor Data Possibly Taken in Hack Attack

The Heritage Foundation was hit this week with a data breach that the conservative think tank said may have compromised donor information, Politico reports. Heritage spokesman Wesley Denton said Wednesday that hackers stole six-year-old documents stored on an external server but that the foundation's internal servers were not affected.

The records affected by the breach "appear to contain personal information of private donors, who we are notifying," Mr. Denton said. He said the foundation has been "unable to verify the authenticity" of purported Heritage files that have surfaced on the Internet. The foundation and its online news outlet, the Daily Signal, have criticized the Obama administration and federal agencies recently over lax cybersecurity.