How can I secure my Wayne State account and personal information from a data breach?

If you have reason to believe that your Wayne State account or related personal information has been compromised, immediately change your password and call the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 so we can secure your account and escalate the situation to our Information Security Office as appropriate.

Immediately changing your password will help keep malicious actors out of your account if your credentials have been compromised. Similarly, contacting C&IT will help us secure sensitive data by temporarily altering your account system and service access if necessary so we can protect you and the university from a breach of information.

How to place a fraud alert on your credit

To protect yourself from the possibility of identity theft due to a breach, immediately place a fraud alert on your credit files. A fraud alert conveys a special message to anyone requesting your credit report that you suspect you were a victim of fraud. When you or someone else attempts to open a credit account in your name, the lender should take measures to verify that you have authorized the request. A fraud alert should not stop you from using your existing credit cards or other accounts, but it may slow down your ability to get new credit. An initial fraud alert is valid for ninety 90 days.

To place a fraud alert on your credit reports, contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies at the appropriate number listed below or via their website. One agency will notify the other two on your behalf. You will then receive letters from the agencies with instructions on how to obtain a free copy of your credit report from each.

How to get a copy of your credit report

Even if you do not find signs of fraud on your credit reports, we recommend that you remain vigilant in reviewing your credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies. You may obtain a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months by visiting, calling toll-free 877-322-8228, or completing an Annual Credit Request Form at? and mailing it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 1025281 Atlanta, GA 30348-5283.

For more information on identity theft, you can visit the following websites.