BATON ROUGE -- Around 5,500 people may have had their personal information leaked after and LSU employee's university-owned laptop was stolen.

According to LSU, the laptop may have contained people's full names, dates of birth, social security numbers, driver's license numbers and potentially credit card information.

"LSU has no indication that any of this information has been accessed or misused, and the laptop was password protected," a statement from the university read.

LSU will offer the thousands of people effected a free one-year membership to Experian's IdentityWorks to help protect them from fraud and identity theft, according to the university.

Those who were possibly effected will receive a letter in the mail containing instructions on what to do now.

Those who have any questions can call 888-829-6561 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST, Saturday and Sunday.