This afternoon we noticed some unusual account activity on one of the accounts on our bulk emailing service – Constant Contact.
As far as we can determine, none of the data on the system has been tampered with. However, we can not rule out that some data may have been copied.
As a precaution, we have updated all the staff account logins to the system.
None of your accounts have been compromised, and you do not need to do anything.
If you are registered to receive emails from us, there is a possibility that a copy of your email address may have been taken. We strongly recommend that you are on the lookout for phishing attempts. That is, beware of emails purporting to come from other people within the diocese, lay or clergy, asking for personal information, asking for payments, gift cards, etc. Also, you should be wary of unexpected emails asking you to click on links.
The data held in the database is the name, email address, and church of email subscribers.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We are glad to report that we reacted quickly to the situation, and we are acutely aware of our responsibility to keep your information safe.
If you have any questions about this, please get in touch with me via email.