12 Apr '13, 5am

Mt. Gox goes back offline as the Bitcoin exchange reveals 'huge' DDoS attack: After a self-imposed 12-hour hal...

After a self-imposed 12-hour halt in trading due to crammed servers, Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox attempted to get back in business today with upgraded hardware — but it didn't take long before things went wrong again. The site is currently offline due to what the exchange tells The Verge is a "huge" DDoS attack; trading resumed for less than two hours. We are experiencing a stronger than usual DDoS. We are working in it. — MtGox.com (@MtGox) April 12, 2013 Yesterday Mt. Gox issued a press release claiming that the service outages were due to increased demand rather than DDoS, but today this was followed by a seemingly contradictory release admitting that DDoS attacks had occurred over the past two days. The Verge contacted Mt. Gox to find out exactly what happened, and were told that while there were no DDoS attacks occurring at the time the initial statement was ...

Full article: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/12/4215742/mt-gox-offline-...

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