NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Rutgers University is trying to restore its computer systems after a weekend cyber attack.
Rutgers University says it’s office of information technology has been working round-the-clock to restore Internet service which was disrupted all weekend.
It all started on Friday afternoon when the university was hit with the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
That’s when a user directs other computers on a network to target and contact a computer server or particular website. The influx of traffic then causes Internet service to either slow down or shut down completely.
The disruption has affected tools used by both students and faculty.
The university has not detected any thefts of personal or confidential information, The school’s chief information officer said, adding that the school will continue to monitor that closely.