Cyberattacks apparently originating from China and Ukraine interrupted Rutgers' computer network during the past two days, university officials and a source within the school said Sunday.
The university sent an email at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to tens of thousands of students to acknowledge that its network had been the victim of a cyberattack. An hour earlier, the university's website went offline for at least 15 minutes.
"The Rutgers Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been working around the clock to resolve service interruptions caused by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) that began Friday afternoon," read the email from Don Smith, Rutgers vice president of Information Technology.
The FBI is investigating the cyberattacks, a university source told NBC 4 New York, adding that the attacks came from unidentified parties in China and Ukraine.
A university spokesman says the system is now working on campus, but that university servers were not available Monday morning to users who are off-campus.
Spokesman E.J. Miranda says there is no evidence that any confidential information was compromised.