Ben Crnic reports:
A data breach may have exposed information related to some students at a school district in Northern Westchester.
The breach was announced by Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo on Friday, Feb. 17, who said that several student email passwords may have been compromised by the incident.
After the data breach was discovered on Friday, an investigation into the matter found that several passwords belonging to Grade 7 students in the district had been posted to a shared Google Classroom during the 2020-2021 school year. After this document was found, it was immediately removed.
Read more at the Mount Pleasant Daily Voice.
As a reminder, the NYS Comptroller had released an audit of the district’s IT user account security back in 2021.