Rutgers University’s online campus, which includes the university’s website and social media, is experiencing maintenance today.
The university is working on getting the website back online, spokeswoman Megan Lohman said in an email to the Star-Ledger.
It was not immediately clear why the website was down, but the university does not have an exact outage timeline.
Lohman told the Star.
Rutgers is on lockdown for the first two days of the school year as officials investigate the incident, which occurred early Friday.RUTGERS’ IN-HOUSE OPERATIONS: What you need to know about the state of Rutgers.
What is Rutgers?
Rutger University is a private, liberal arts college located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey.
It offers a full-day liberal arts education for students from kindergarten through graduation.RISK OF AN INTELLIGENCE OPERATING SYSTEMRutges’ network of computers, routers, and other devices that monitor social media and other Internet services are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Rutings security team will investigate the cause of the problem and identify how best to protect Rutgers students, employees, and the public.
A statement from the university said in part, “We take the safety and security of our students and employees very seriously, and we will do everything in our power to help our students, staff, and our community.”
Students are encouraged to report issues with their university’s online services to their local university, the statement said.
The Rutgers University Office of the Vice Provost for Information Security is offering to provide a vulnerability assessment to all of its students and staff.
The service, which costs $2.99 per user, will be offered starting Monday, the university told the Associated Press.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these issues, you may want to contact your local school, the school should have an online vulnerability assessment program in place, the office said in a statement.RUNS’ TOP STORIES:Rutters, Rutgers, students react to news of lockdown The Rutgers football team is not in the New Jersey Football Bowl Subdivision.
The university is playing at Rutgers-Camden for the second consecutive year.
Students at the school were in disbelief over what happened to their campus, but said they’re still thankful to the Rutgers community for the lockdown.
Some said the lockdown was just a “wake-up call” and were glad to get the lockdown lifted, and that it shows how resilient they are.
“You know, we live here in a place where they’re going to keep us safe,” sophomore Hannah Pugh said.RUBINTS ON FIRE: What the Rutgers players, staff and alumni are saying about the lockdown in the wake of the lockdownRutics football team, in the midst of a lockdown that has paralyzed campus, posted on Twitter a picture of a Rutgers football player on the field wearing a red shirt with the words “Rutts on Fire.”
Rutsey students said the players, many of whom had their classes cancelled and were unable to get back to classes, were a huge part of their team and their community.
“They were the backbone of our community, and they are our family,” junior Ryan Kibby said.
“So they were really there, they were there for us, and you know, they put their life on the line to make us better.”
Students say the players have helped them through the worst of times, and said the team’s actions were a strong message to the community.RUSH TO SECURITY: What is the Rutgers team doing to fight back?
Rutgers football players and staff have been on lockdown since early Friday morning.
The lockdown, which began around 11 a.m. and was lifted around 6:30 p.m., was prompted by a cyber attack against Rutgers’ data centers, and was blamed on North Korea, according a university statement.
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