Softpedia – (International) Second DDoS attack hits GitHub, some repositories temporarily unavailable. A second distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has hit the popular code repository GitHub. This one came only hours after a similar cyberattack forced the site’s services to go offline. “Pages is currently being hit with a DoS attack. We’re working to mitigate the attack,” GitHub representatives wrote on the status page. The incident caused “a small percentage” of repositories to become unavailable while a fileserver pair was being recovered. It appeared they were unable to implement the additional cyberattack mitigation strategies they mentioned after they stabilized the site’s performance October 18. The first attack disrupted the site for around 1 1/2 hours and the second one caused an outage that lasted for approximately hours. It is uncertain if the attacks are related in any way, but starting with October 14, GitHub representatives reported experiencing problems each day.
Ali Loney, on October 20, 2012