national maths and science data breach

National Math and Science Databreach, more than 190,000 notified of data security incident

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According to their notification letter, on or about October 13, 2021, their AV software triggered an alert. Through the resulting investigation,  NMSI determined that between September 23, 2021 and October 18, 2021, an unauthorized actor “may have had access to certain systems.”

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in Texas describes itself as a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve U.S. student performance in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Although they claim there is no evidence of misuse, the information that could have been subject to unauthorized access includes name, address, and Social Security number.

The notification, sent to 191,255 people, does not indicate whether all of those potentially affected are students, teachers, employees or contractors.

NMSI’s notification to Maine provides more detail than the notices provided to Massachusetts or Vermont.

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