Data breach at Denver Art Museum involves personal information of customers, donors, staff

Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 14:51:54-04

DENVER – A data breach at the Denver Art Museum earlier this year involved the personal information of hundreds of customers, donors and employees.

A spokesperson confirmed to Denver7 that approximately 800 people were affected.

According to the Denver Post, the breach involved an email phishing scam and took place in June. The museum became aware of the breach in September and notified those affected earlier this month, the Post reported.

“We have no evidence that anybody’s data has been compromised,” Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Fulton told the Post. “None of our big databases were impacted. It’s simply content that was in a couple of email inboxes.”

That content included contact information, birth dates, credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers and more, the Post reported.

It’s unclear who was behind the attack and the museum has not filed a report with the Denver Police Department.