Confidential data on thousands of students exposed by test preparatory firm

We’ve seen governments being careless with the identities of millions of children, student data lost via P2P file-sharing software, social networking websites revealing the dates of birth of all of its members, and even kids’ TV shows losing the names, addresses and birthdates of wannabe chefs.

Now there is news of another firm endangering children, and potentially assisting identity thieves through their carelessness.

A report in The New York Times today reveals that confidential…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.