Pearson data breach impacts thousands of university accounts


London-based educational software maker Pearson reported on Wednesday a data breach involving about 13,000 school and university AIMSweb 1.0 accounts.

Exposed data included first and last names, dates of birth, and emails, Pearson said in a blog post. While the company didn’t give any details surrounding what caused the incident, it did say strict data protections have since been put in place and that it has since patched the vulnerability that allowed the compromise. 

“Between SephoraCapital One and now Pearson, it’s been a busy week for fraudsters looking to get their hands on consumer data,” Jumio President Robert Prigge told SC Media. 

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