NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Another cyberattack has interrupted Internet service at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

A Rutgers banner hangs on the New Brunswick campus (Connie Lee, Townsquare Media NJ)

University officials say the attack began on Monday morning. The school's technical staff was working to restore the service, but further details were not disclosed.

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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