NSC-MOVEit Transfer Data Breach
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is a nationwide organization that The Master’s University and Seminary (TMUS), along with many universities around the country, uses to report student data to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This helps determine student eligibility for financial aid.
NSC has notified TMUS of a data breach, and they believe that our student data was impacted. Although we have been in contact with NSC to understand the full extent of the breach, they have not yet revealed which TMUS students were impacted. NSC has committed to directly contacting any students who may have been impacted. Exposed data potentially includes names, date of birth, contact info, enrollment and degree info, student ID #s, and social security numbers.
As a reminder, given the unfortunate frequency of data breaches today, it is wise to take precautionary steps. Below are some helpful articles to inform you about what to do in the event of a data breach:
- Here’s What You Should Do After a Data Breach (Experian)
- How to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach (NerdWallet)
- How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft after a Data Breach (McAfee)