Someone is tormenting Rutgers University. The New Jersey school announced on Monday it was fending off a distributed denial of service attack that crippled its Internet and Wi-Fi access. It’s just the latest cyberattack on a major U.S. research institution, and comes after a number of similar hacks against Rutgers, a school of approximately 65,000 undergraduate students.
Although an independent forensic investigation has not conclusively determined that any particular customer’s payment card information was taken from the Hotel’s payment card system or misused as a result of the incident, we are providing this notice out of an abundance of caution to inform potentially affected customers of the incident and to call their attention to some steps they may choose to take to help protect themselves.
While the independent forensic investigator did not find evidence that information was taken from the Hotel’s systems, it appears that there may have been unauthorized malware access to payment card information as it was inputted into the payment card systems. Payment card data (including payment card account number, card expiration date, security code, and cardholder name) of individuals who used a payment card at the Hotel between May 19, 2014, and June 2, 2015, may have been affected.
The state Supreme Court has reversed itself and put back into place an older standard for warrant-less searches by police during car stops.
Police can now search a vehicle without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe there is contraband or evidence of a crime as long as the circumstances that led to the probable cause are unforeseeable and spontaneous.