Hackers Steal Details of Charity Donors

Silicon reports that hackers have stolen the personal details of thousands of donors to a Christian charity website and tried to extort money from the victims. I can confirm this as a donor, from the letter I have in front of me from “Aid to the Church in Need.”

UK charity Aid to the Church in Need admitted today that its online security systems had been breached by hackers.

The charity does not yet know how much money the criminals have stolen but the addresses of more than 2,000 online donors have been compromised and the hackers have used these details to contact the benefactors directly to try and extract more money.

The security breach has prompted the Charity Commission to issue a warning for all charities to be on their guard against internet fraud.