“A data breach has occurred at Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board (IMB) that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers, and applicants. Letters mailed to affected individuals on July 6 said IMB “discovered unusual activity in our IT network” on April 11 and began an investigation that confirmed an “unknown external actor” gained access to personnel records that contained names, addresses, birth dates, contact information, Social Security numbers, and limited health information. A July 16 statement released to Baptist Press noted the breach did not affect the IMB’s financial systems, email systems, or operational records, and that IMB officials have received no indication as of the date of the statement that the compromised data has been misused. IMB has provided the following points of contact for additional information: https://ide.myidcare.com/TS1845/frequently-asked-questions, or telephone (877) 291-4667.


Adapted from Baptist Press.”