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IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity

IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity

Jul 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. – A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board (IMB) that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers and applicants. The Southern Baptist entity launched a “comprehensive response” immediately upon discovering the cybersecurity incident and promptly notified law enforcement officials, according to a statement released to the Biblical Recorder on July 12.

The IMB began contacting individuals potentially affected by the “unauthorized intrusion” on July 6, offering free enrollment in an identity protection and credit monitoring program, as well as access to a toll-free call center for inquiries and assistance.

Reports from multiple people who have received information through the designated hotline suggest the number of those impacted by the breach could reach into the hundreds of thousands.

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