Approximately 7,000 students and 300 Flagstaff Unified School District staff members received phone calls Tuesday, Aug. 20 regarding a national November 2018 data breach through Pearson, a British-owned publishing company.
In a July 31 statement, Pearson confirmed that 13,000 school and university AIMSweb 1.0 accounts – including that of FUSD, though the district no longer uses the system – were breached, exposing student and employee first and last names, employee email addresses and even employee ID numbers. Pearson reported there is no evidence that the information has been misused.
FUSD officials spent the last month confirming that only the AIMSweb 1.0 system was impacted.
Calls were placed to FUSD students, families and employees Tuesday to inform them of Pearson’s offer of one-year complimentary membership to Experian’s IdentityWorksSM, a program that offers identity detection and theft restoration services.
Pearson stated the service is a precautionary measure that will cover individuals for up to 12 months.
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Impacted individuals are eligible for the IdentityWorksSM until January 31, 2020 and can register online.
If you are enrolling for an adult, visit https://www.experianidworks.com/credit and use activation code PF7N9N97G. If you are enrolling for a minor, visit https://www.experianidworks.com/minorplus and use activation code 4GCYX5C69.
Questions can be directed to 866-883-3309 using engagement number DB12466.
For more information on the data breach, visit www.fusd1.org/Page/15990.