ChatGPT has been going through some issues lately with periodic outages. After issuing a fix for its AI chatbot, OpenAI confirmed that it’s down again, and the reason might be a bit shocking. According to a new report, ChatGPT is down again, and it might be because of a DDoS attack.
On Wednesday, OpenAI was experiencing periodic outages in its service, which it addressed. The cause of that attack wasn’t discovered by the company; however, a Telegram post by a user named “Anonymous Sudan” admitted to that attack. It was a targeted attack on OpenAI for its alleged support of Israel during the current conflict. The post also said that Anonymous Sudan is also attacking any American company.
ChatGPT is down again, but we’re not sure if it’s because of the same reason.
ChatGPT is down again, and OpenAI says it could be a DDoS attack
The company came out and confirmed that ChatGPT is suffering from outages with both the chatbot and the API. It’s working on solving the issue, as we speak, but the company stated that this could be because of a DDoS (Distributed denial-of-service) attack. It hasn’t been confirmed if the attack was linked to the previous attack. A possible link between these attacks could exist, however.
When you try to log on to ChatGPT, you’ll just get a screen saying “Our systems are a bit busy at the moment, please take a break and try again soon.” So, it’s still down at the moment.
While ChatGPT may be down, not all of the services powered by the chatbot are. If you’re a person who uses Bing AI, you can still use it, and that heavily utilizes ChatGPT. So, if you’re waiting for ChatGPT to come back online, you might need to track down some alternatives to help fill the void.