Pearson, a U.K.-based educational software provider, has alerted more than 13,000 school districts, mostly in the U.S., that a data breach potentially exposed the information of thousands of students in each district, The Wall Street Journal reports. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation notified Pearson of a cyberattack in March that compromised names, birthdates and email addresses. “We have notified the affected customers as a precaution,” a Pearson spokesman said. Information on affected districts has begun to roll in, starting Wednesday with 114,000 students at Nevada's Washoe County School District. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Nevada's Clark County School District had 560,000 victimized by the breach. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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