21 Apr '13, 6pm

Here we go again: Top Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox taken down for hours by ‘another strong DDoS attack’

The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has once again been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. At the time of writing, the site has been down for over three hours, as the company scrambles to fight back. On Facebook and Twitter , the company first informed its users that it was experiencing an outage and then later followed up to confirm the source was indeed yet another DDoS attack. Since the Facebook posts naturally offer more details, they’re the ones worth quoting, and especially so as the site doesn’t exactly offer a friendly error message: Here’s the first one , posted at 10:43 AM EST: We are experiencing some downtime at the moment and are investigating the source. Will update once the issue is clarified or resolved. Apologies for the temporary inconvenience. The second one was published at 12:49 PM EST: UPDATE: This again appears to be anoth...

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