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Several CNY school districts impacted by data breach

Multiple school districts in Central New York have been affected by a Pearson Data Breach.

It’s not just a problem happening here in our area. Thousands of student information has been leaked from schools and universities all across the country.

Pearson is a London-based firm that’s one of the largest publishers of print and digital textbooks.

The company claims only names, addresses, and dates of birth were compromised. Not social security numbers, however, Pearson isn’t commenting publicly.

The Wall Street Journal is among those reporting that Pearson was notified of the cyberattack by the FBI back in March.

The breach reportedly affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts across the country.

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