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Important message regarding your data

calendar03 August 2016

Important message regarding your data

On 1 August 2016 we identified some suspicious activity on our computer systems that presents a potential security risk for those whose data is held by Christians Against Poverty.

Our investigations show that some, but not all, of our systems were compromised the previous week. As soon as we identified this we called in IT security experts who confirmed that although our servers and systems were well protected, we have been subjected to a sophisticated, illegal, external attack.

Unfortunately, this means that details belonging to supporters and clients (both current and former) may have been accessed. These details could include names, addresses, email, phone and bank account numbers/sort codes. I’m really disappointed that this has happened, but I want to reassure you that we are taking all possible steps to ensure the ongoing security of our systems.

We are in the process of contacting all affected people and have set up a web page to answer many common questions. We also have a dedicated email address and phone line for anyone with further queries or concerns.

If you are affected by this incident you can find out more at http://capuk.org/datasecurity.

Matt Barlow
Chief Executive

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