After massive NYC student data breach, here are steps you can take to protect your family

After massive NYC student data breach, here are steps you can take to protect your family

New York City officials recently acknowledged that the personal information of about 820,000 current and former students was compromised in a cybersecurity lapse.
If you’re a caregiver wondering what that means for your family, here’s a guide with steps you can take to better protect your identity and your child’s, according to privacy experts.

First, the background: The company affected was Illuminate Education, which owns Skedula and PupilPath — platforms that crashed this winter as part of the breach, causing headaches for schools that rely on them for everything from tracking attendance to grades.

A “malicious actor” was able to access information including student’s birthdates, whether they receive special education services, speak a language other than English at home, and even their assessment grades, according to education department officials.

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