Hackers shut down student network at Naval War College

No classified networks compromised but students are still severely limited in online activities.

Hackers attacked the computer network at the Naval War College in Newport, taking down the school's network for more than two weeks, including some e-mail services and the college's Web site, AP reports.

The intrusion was detected Nov. 16 on the unclassified network. No word on when the network ill be back up. Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Doug Gabos said investigators were trying to determine the extent of the intrusion. They planned to upgrade firewalls and make other unspecified improvements. "Once that is complete, the network will be restored," Gabos said.

School spokeswoman Karen Sellers said e-mail worked on campus, but people could not send or receive messages from off-campus. "It's certainly inconvenient," she said. "But we all understand the importance of network security and we're patiently waiting."