Urban Institute Security Breach Alert


The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently announced a security breach on February 24, 2015 regarding unauthorized access to the Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofits.

The intruder retrieved email addresses, usernames, passwords, first and last names, IP addresses, phone numbers, and addresses and names of nonprofits.

This incident affects the following:

  • Users who have filed with the online versions of Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard).
  • Users of Form 8868 extensions and filings for charitable organizations in Hawaii, Michigan, and New York.

Anyone who has used either the Form 990 Online or the e-Postcard systems is being encouraged to change their passwords. If they have used the same username and password combination on other sites or applications, they are encouraged to change them in those instances as well.

Read the full article: NCCS Discovers Unauthorized Access to Form 990 and e-Postcard Filing Systems for Nonprofits