DDoS attack hits ChatGPT and OpenAI’s API

OpenAI is experiencing “abnormal traffic” that suggests hackers are trying to overwhelm its services, potentially causing outages like the one that hit ChatGPT this week. The startup has detected signs of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and is working to mitigate the problem, it writes on its status page.

Update – We are dealing with periodic outages due to an abnormal traffic pattern reflective of a DDoS attack. We are continuing work to mitigate this.
Nov 082023 – 19:49 PST

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman also said that the use of the new features introduced during the Dev Days is “far exceeding” OpenAI’s expectations, so the company is staggering the rollout and anticipating more instability in the short term.

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