rust is crashing my computer

I play on Salt Lake City 2 official server all the time. I have never had any troubles playing rust on my computer, it is fully capable of running rust. In the middle of my game, Rust went to a white screen and stopped responding. I closed out of rust and re-opened it. Now whenever I click on a server to play, rust quits responding, and sometimes crashes my whole computer. I even went as far as to uninstall rust and re-install it. NOTE: There were a god awful amount of hackers on the server tonight ( I do not know if this has anything to do with it). Does anyone know what my problem is? - thanks