Pearson hack exposed details on thousands of U.S. students

August 5, 2019 | The Wall Street Journal

Pearson, the British maker of educational software, is warning school districts that a far-reaching data breach has exposed details on thousands of students, chiefly in the U.S.

Pearson was notified about the cyberattack by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March, according to a person familiar with the matter. The breach affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts, some containing information—such as names, dates of birth and email addresses—on thousands of students each. Who perpetrated the hack is still unknown, the person said.

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