(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On October 12, 2021, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was made aware that the personally identifiable information (PII) of three Missouri educators, which was located within the educator certification data available on DESE’s website, was potentially compromised.

Through a multi-step process, a hacker took the records of at least three educators, decoded the HTML source code, and viewed the social security number (SSN) of those specific educators.
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