San Francisco based GitHub, the online code repository popular among software developers is currently down suffering a "large DDoS attack."
The DDoS attack, first reported at 9:43 UTC by GitHub was registered on their service status page: "We are recovering from a major service outage as we work to mitigate another DDoS attack.". Afterwards, GitHub was briefly accessible before going back offline at 10:20 UTC with the following message "The site is unavailable as we continue mitigating a large DDoS attack.".
So far, users have taken to Twitter to complain and puzzle why GitHub is the victim of yet another DDoS attack.
GitHub is a major code repository used by developers across the world. It hosts a mixture of public and private projects split across open and closed source. The site works using the Git version-control system, which is a commonly used tool of developers to deal with large code projects.
Over the past few years, the site has become one of the main places that people push their repositories to, and for that reason an outage has a major effect on the developer community. Public repositories can be posted for free, but companies must pay to gain private ones.
The site is a frequent target of DDoS attacks: the last major attack was on August 15th, and before that, August 4th, July 29th, and July 19th.
We'll keep updating this article as we receive more news.