GitHub Down Due to DDOS Attack – 1/27/2014

GitHub services disrupted by DDOS attack

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.

Users who want to know when the service is fully restored can follow the GitHub Status Twitter account or they can check out

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.


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