May 28, 2022

Digital Privacy: “Pearson Data Breach: Details of Hundreds of Thousands of U.S. Students Hacked”

From Fast Company:

Pearson, one of the largest publishers of print and digital textbooks, has revealed it has suffered a major data breach, reports the Wall Street Journal.


The breach affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts with some accounts containing information on hundreds of thousands of students at those institutions. First and last names, email addresses, and dates of birth were obtained in the hack. Luckily no social security numbers or financial information were accessed by the hackers. Exactly who carried out the attack is still unknown.

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Reports From School Districts

VA: Shenandoah County Public School aDministrators Recently Announced A Vendor They Once Used Had A Data Breach That Compromised Some Student And Administrator Data (via NV Daily)

IL: River Trails School District Affected By Pearson Data Breach

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