ChatGPT Service Disrupted for Two Consecutive Days by Hacker Attacks on OpenAI

Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the attacks, the reason being the current situation around Israel and Palestine

by Sededin Dedovic
ChatGPT Service Disrupted for Two Consecutive Days by Hacker Attacks on OpenAI
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The ChatGPT service provided by OpenAI has encountered persistent challenges over the past two days. Following a disruption that rendered the service inoperable for a substantial 90-minute period yesterday, it has regrettably succumbed to another bout of unavailability today, adversely affecting users across the globe.

OpenAI has acknowledged that these issues are attributed to deliberate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks launched against their infrastructure over the last two days. These malicious attacks have significantly hampered the functionality of both the API and ChatGPT service, resulting in widespread inconvenience.

Although OpenAI has refrained from officially identifying the source of these attacks, Anonymous Sudan has openly claimed responsibility. The motivation behind these attacks is ostensibly linked to the ongoing geopolitical tensions surrounding Israel and Palestine.

Anonymous Sudan has divulged that they harnessed the formidable SkyNet botnet as the weapon of choice during their orchestrated assault. During the episodes of downtime experienced on both yesterday and today, users encountered error messages that conveyed the service's inability to accommodate their requests, with messages such as "ChatGPT is at capacity right now" or notifications regarding login issues.

Soon the new GPT-4 Turbo, additionally improved and with new features

OpenAI had previously indicated that they had implemented a remedy following the disruptions on the preceding day. Regrettably, the problems resurfaced today, leaving users unable to access the service, much to their frustration.

Reports on the DownDetector website have underscored the recurring difficulties faced by users, particularly when attempting to access the mobile version of the service. The introduction of GPT-4 Turbo by OpenAI signals a remarkable advancement in AI technology.

This upgraded iteration is distinguished by its superior intelligence, enhanced processing speed, and access to the most up-to-date data, making it a substantial leap forward in the capabilities of ChatGPT. Moreover, OpenAI's announcement of a platform for users to craft custom chatbot variants reflects a shift towards greater user empowerment and customization, indicating an exciting evolution in the field of conversational AI.