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FBI investigating Rutgers University in DDoS attack

The FBI is working with Rutgers University to identify the source of a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have plagued the school this week.

The assault began Monday morning and took down internet service across the campus according to Some professors had to cancel classes and students were unable to enroll, submit assignments or take finals since Wi-fi service and email have been affected as has an online resource called Sakai.  

This is the second DDoS attack on the university this month and the third since November. Authorities and the Rutgers Office of Information and Technology (OIT) haven't released any details thus far about the possible source of the attacks.

Currently, only certain parts of the university have internet service. The school will make frequent updates on to the Rutgers website about its progress in restoring service. 

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