Nonprofit-Security Breach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A marketing software company serving
non-profits including The American Red Cross says that a hacker
stole e-mail addresses and password information from its clients'
databases.

Convio Incorporated has notified federal authorities of a data
breach between October 23rd and November 1st. A spokesman says the
hacker used an employee's password to get at the data.

The company says no Social Security numbers or bank account
information was stolen.

The Red Cross confirms that roughly 278,000 e-mail addresses and
a smaller number of passwords were taken from a blood drive Web
site that ran on Convio's software.


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