Fargo Public Schools hit by nationwide data breach

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Published: Aug. 20, 2019 at 7:24 PM CDT
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Officials with Fargo Public Schools are warning students and their parents about a nationwide data breach that could include your child’s student information.

Fargo Public Schools received a letter regarding a data breach affecting an online assessment platform used by the school district. This breach affected more than 13,000 schools and universities.

The data contained in the file includes student's first name, last name, date of birth and student ID number. No other personally identifiable information was affected in the breach and it did not contain social security number, credit card date or financial information.

The company who owns the affected assessment of the breach is offering complimentary credit monitoring for anyone affected as a precautionary measure. Officials say there is no evidence that any data accessed has been misused.

If you would like to learn more about the breach you can call 866-883-3309 or email aimsweb1request@pearson.com.

In your email, provide your name, statement of the situation, and that you would like credit monitoring information. You will then receive an email with links and instructions on signing up.