As Rutgers technicians work around the clock to restore campus Internet issues, the university has begun to develop contingency plans for online exams.
In its last update, the university said its service has continued to “experience degraded online services” despite reports of students saying earlier the Internet has improved.
“The DDoS [distributed denial-of-service] attacks are ongoing and persistent,” the school said in a statement at 5 p.m. A denial of service attack interrupts Internet service by overloading a network with traffic.
Since the cyber attacks began Monday, the Office of Information Technology said it has made hardware and software upgrades as well as implemented a service to block the DDoS attacks.
“We are making progress towards restoring all network services to normal operating status and working with the Chancellors to develop contingency plans for online exams,” the university said in its statement.
Throughout the week, students have crammed into local coffee shops for free wi-fi and sought out other online alternatives as their semester comes to an end.
The school is also working with Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the source.
The next update will be provided at 10 a.m. Friday.
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