Lake green Community High school district 108 recently issued the following announcement.
Dear Parents and Former Students:
Lake Park High school territory 108 was recently notified by Pearson Clinical Assessments, AIMSweb 1.0 that limited Lake Park High school student data from 2001-2016 was accessed in a data security incident. Lake Park previously contracted with Pearson Clinical Assessments AIMSweb 1.0 to monitor student academic progress. Although the territory no longer uses the AIMSweb 1.0 software, Lake green is one of 13,000 schooling districts throughout the state impacted by this data hack.
Pearson notified the district that the data hack involved approximately 676 former students. According to Pearson, the compromised data was limited to pupil first and last epithet and, in some instances, the student's appointment of birth. No academic performance data, student test scores, student identification numbers or other private, identifying student data was accessed as part of the data hack.
Pearson reports that it initiated an investigation of this affair which has involved cyber surety experts and local law enforcement. Pearson also notes that it has secured the AIMSweb 1.0 platform to prevent any additional data hacks. Pearson has assured the district that it is currently reviewing its data security measures and systems to determine what it can fare to enhance the safety and security measures in localize to safeguard all Lake Park student data.
Although Pearson reports that it is confident that the data hack was limited as described above and that there is no evidence that any of the data included in the plug has been misused, it is offering complementary citation monitoring services via a free one twelvemonth membership in Experian's Identity Works. If you are interested, you must activate a membership for your impacted pupil by January 31, 2020 by accessing Experian's website at https://www.experianidworks.com/minorplus and entering the activation encipher 4GCYX5C69. If you have questions about this process, you may tangency Experian's service team at 866.883.3309. You will be asked to provide the customer service example with an engagement number which is DB12467.
Lake park High school is committed to maintaining pupil data and confidentiality at the highest levels. When the district contracts with private contractors, such as Pearson Clinical Assessment, all contacts are carefully reviewed to ensure that systems are in put and capture assurances are provided to protect the safety and security of student info and data. We will continue to work with Pearson Clinical data and any other private vendors to ensure that high lineament data safety and certificate systems are in place. If you make any questions related to the Pearson AIMSweb 1.0 data hack, you may tangency Pearson directly at email@example.com.
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