The Indiana Department of Revenue stopped $78 million in illegitimate tax refunds this season, detecting identity theft and inaccurate filings.
An Indiana University spokesman says the response to data breach cost the university $130,000.
Hoosiers' identities will be verified through a new system with the aim of preventing identity theft.
The Indiana Attorney General’s office has been in communication with representatives of the Target Corporation about a recent high-profile data breach.
The Indiana Attorney General says the rise in claims is because of better detection methods.
A website gives Hoosiers access to tools that can help them from becoming a victim of identity theft.