The NYC Department of Education is responsible for monitoring and overseeing more than 1.1 million students in public schools throughout the city. All these students and the many staff members required to run those schools rely on the schools to protect and maintain their personal data. One or more of the schools failed at that when the NYC Dept. of Education suffered from a data breach. This breach cost a huge number of students their data and their security.
The NYC Department of Education suffered from a data breach because attackers took advantage of a security flaw in the MOVEit file transfer service NYC schools were using to move sensitive documents. Once the service was breached, huge amounts of student and faculty data became available.
We don't have the dates, but we suspect the NYC Dept. of Education breach occurred sometime in May of 2023.
More than 45,000 students are estimated to be impacted by this breach. With so many students hit by this NYC Dept of Education breach it's essential that everyone know what happened and understands the steps they can take to protect themselves.
We don't know the number of NYC education documents and messages that were impacted by this specific data breach. We know that tens of thousands of students were impacted during the breach and that the issue is causing widespread data loss for many. If you learn that your child was involved in the breach or that your data was, you should take steps to start monitoring credit and other related accounts that could be impacted because of the breach. Consider a credit monitoring service or freezing your credit as an added layer of security.