A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack paralyzed Rutgers University’s computer network Monday for the morning and early afternoon. The alleged hacker taunted the school on social media sites, according to nj.com, a New Jersey news site. The hacker claimed he or she was being paid $500 an hour in bitcoin by someone with a grudge against the school, which has invested $3 million in cybersecurity after suffering from previous attacks. The school has reportedly raised its tuition to improve cybersecurity.
By Monday afternoon, Rutgers’ websites and internet access appeared to be returning to [...]