MSU Computer and Data Systems Breached

The university says more than 400,000 files were hacked on November 13th.

Michigan State University has announced a security breach to its computer and data systems.

More than 400,000 files were hacked on November 13th.  The university has confirmed that more than 400 students and employees had their data accessed.  Leaked information included names, social security numbers and dates of birth.

Spokesperson Jason Cody says the university is doing everything it can to fix the issue.

“Out of precaution, we are going to offer all of those individuals, the 400,000, free credit monitoring,” says Cody.

He says MSU has contacted the affected individuals and their families by e-mail, phone, social media and traditional news sources.

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.