The University of New Mexico Foundation says a computer server breach may have compromised the financial and other personal information of approximately 22,000 donors.
In addition, the Social Security numbers, birth dates and banking information for more than 750 employees, vendors and others may have been illegitimately accessed.
In a May 10 memo addressed to the foundation’s board of trustees and obtained by the Journal, foundation leaders say the organization on April 17 learned that an “unauthorized individual gained access to a file server through an account with our security services provider.”
The individual “may have had access to systems that contained personal information,” the memo says.
The memo states that the breach did not impact the “Advance donor database,” which includes 300,000 individuals, but rather a server that contained human resource data and archive financial data.
The foundation is the nonprofit entity that raises money for the University of New Mexico. It originated within the university but became a standalone organization in 2008.