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Another 'Denial Of Service' Attack Causing Internet Outage At Rutgers University

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Rutgers University's latest Internet outage is from the same kind of "denial of service'' attack that crippled campus computer systems last month, the school said.

The Internet went down around 10 a.m. Monday on campus. Many online functions were still unavailable to students, faculty and university staff members more than 24 hours later.

University officials said they are trying to restore service.

Late last month, Rutgers technicians had to restore Internet service following a cyberattack that affected tools used by both students and faculty.

The university was hit with a "denial of service" attack on Friday, March 27; service on and off campus was not completely restored until Tuesday, March 31. The school said it hadn't detected any theft of personal or confidential information.

The FBI is investigating the earlier incident.

A "denial of service" attack is 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.

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