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The front entrance of Christ Hospital in Mt. Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Photo: Sam Greene/The Enquirer)

In a letter to patients this week, Christ Hospital officials said personal information – such as name and date of birth – was stolen in a data breach that has affected organizations across the globe.

Offiicals explained that the hospital uses software from a company called Blackbaud, a cloud-computing solution for “fundraising and constituent or donor engagement efforts.”

Blackbaud suffered a ransomware attack in May. In a statement on its website, the company said it thwarted part of the attack, but ended up paying off the hackers.

“Because protecting our customers’ data is our top priority, we paid the cybercriminal’s demand with confirmation that the copy they removed had been destroyed,” Blackbaud reported.

In a statement to The Enquirer, Christ Hospital said it was notified by Blackbaud of