Data of 820,000 NYC students compromised in hack of online grading system: Education Dept.

Michael Elsen-Rooney reports:

Personal data for roughly 820,000 current and former New York City public school students was compromised in the hack of a widely-used online grading and attendance system earlier this year, city Education Department officials said Friday, revealing what could be the largest-ever breach of K-12 student data in the U.S.

Furious city Education Department officials are accusing Illuminate Education, the California-based company behind the popular Skedula and PupilPath platforms, of misrepresenting its cybersecurity measures by certifying that it encrypts all student data when in fact the company left some of it unencrypted.

Read more at NY Daily News.

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