MSU steps up security after data breach

MSU steps up security after data breach
Posted at 7:24 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 10:58:36-05

Michigan State University is stepping up security following last week's data breach.

The website that will be used to offer free ID theft protection to 400,000 people will go live Tuesday. The University is offering the free service for two years.

There are also other ways to protect yourself, like checking your credit often for strange purchase. And if your identity has been stolen, you can put a hold on your credit.

"All three national credit bureaus will allow you to put a credit freeze on your account," said Charles Kronzek, an identity theft lawyer. "That's another thing that should happen pretty quickly. You can always lift the freeze, once the dust has cleared. But freezing your credit is a good thing to do quickly."

The breach effected current and former students and employees.