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MSP Opens Cyber Command Center

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Cyber crime has become a growing worry, especially following the latest Niemen Marcus and Target hacks.

Many are on high alert, including Michigan State Police Leutenant James Ellis, who is commander of the mobile cyber command center. Ellis spoke on the new command center Friday at the Walnut Hills Country Club.

He explained how the command center investigates networks and digital devices, looking for evidence that could lead to criminal prosecution in cyber crimes.

"The most common thing we see right now is the spear fishing attempts, where they are trying to trick users into giving out information and once they have that information, that potentially gives them an in to access their records," said Lt. Ellis.


A good way to stay cautious of cyber crimes such as identity theft is to keep an eye on all credit card and bank statements and checking your credit score periodically.

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