MSU has announced that its online system for hosting university websites has been breached and the site will go dark over the weekend.
The university said it was working with state and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the breach.
In a news release, MSU said the university was working to resolve the matter as soon as possible.
The university said its systems were not affected.
A university spokesman, Todd McKeon, said in a statement that the university’s security team has not detected any unusual activity or malware on the university computer network.
The statement said the breach affects only one website, but the university is working to restore normal functionality and will provide updates once it has fully recovered.
“Our website will remain open to students and faculty, and will be able to provide services to students, faculty and staff,” McKeON said.
The breach is the latest in a series of cybersecurity breaches that have rocked colleges and universities across the country.
A cybersecurity expert on Thursday said that hackers stole data from a major university network, which could have affected millions of students and their families.
In February, a major federal agency announced it was cracking down on cybercriminals who are using the dark web to steal data from organizations.
The Office of Personnel Management announced in February that it was launching an initiative to crack down on the online thefts of personal data.
It also announced that it would launch a new initiative aimed at cracking down in a similar way on the dark net.
In June, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said that the agency had identified more than 1,300 cyber criminals who had stolen data from more than 300 organizations.