Rutgers seeking those responsible for latest cyberattack

Authorities are trying to determine who is responsible for the latest cyberattack that interrupted Internet service at Rutgers University.

School officials say the attack began on Monday morning, and service was restored by late Monday afternoon. They say the university is working with state and federal officials to find the attacker.

This is at least the fifth attack on Rutgers University’s network in the last year. Similar attacks in May and August made the network inaccessible.

After the August attack, the university hired three cybersecurity firms to help protect its computer networks. At the time, school officials said the firms would be tasked with testing the university’s network for vulnerabilities and other work that officials said they could not discuss for security reasons.

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