Cyberattack causes Ithaca College internet connection to cut out | Ithaca


ITHACA, NY — Throughout the day April 19, a cyberattack caused internet connection at Ithaca College to cut out intermittently, disrupting operations across campus.

In an Information Technology Service Ticket, Angel Gavidia, associate director in the Department of Applications and Infrastructure, said a distributed denial-of-service attack on the college network overloaded the system and caused it to fail. The internet’s inconsistent function forced entities across campus to shut down temporarily or change their operations, including the library, classes, certain retail dining locations and the Center for Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS).

“The Ithaca College network was subject to a distributed

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