GitHub is currently experiencing a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack that prevents users from accessing some services.
“We are currently working to mitigate a DDoS attack. Some services will be unresponsive,” reads a post from GitHub Status.
GitHub is often disrupted by DDOS attacks. However, since they’re becoming used to such cyberattacks, the site’s administrators have gotten very good at mitigating them.
Before this attack, the last one was reported on December 16, 2013. At the time, it took around 25 minutes to restore services.
The site and the Twitter account can be highly useful for GitHub users since they post alerts in case of DDOS attacks, technical issues or scheduled maintenance.