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Mississippi: Testing breach exposed data from 663 students

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi education officials said Monday that a recently disclosed data breach by a testing vendor has exposed information from 663 students in Tupelo and Jefferson County.

State Superintendent Carey Wright said that Questar Assessment believes an unauthorized user gained access to records from 2016 tests for 490 students at Tupelo Middle School, 72 at Tupelo High School and 101 at Jefferson County Junior High on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.


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