OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, acknowledged yesterday that there have been intermittent issues with accessing the platform and developer tools. These problems have been attributed to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sporadic difficulties in reaching ChatGPT, a product developed by OpenAI. Some users have encountered messages indicating that ChatGPT is currently operating at full capacity, while others have experienced difficulties logging into the application. OpenAI issued a statement addressing these issues.
ChatGPT is under DDoS attack
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman initially attributed the platform’s issues to new features, explaining that user demand exceeded expectations following the company’s first developer conference. However, he later confirmed the resolution of these problems.
Subsequently, users intermittently faced difficulties accessing ChatGPT’s API. OpenAI revised their statement, attributing the access issues to an abnormal traffic pattern indicative of a DDoS attack, a tactic aimed at overwhelming servers with excessive requests.
Details about the attack’s specifics were not disclosed by OpenAI. TechCrunch reported that Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite its name, researchers suggest the group operates with Russian support. Notably, Claude, an AI developed by Anthropic—a competitor of OpenAI—also experienced a similar attack. Presently, any connection between the two incidents remains unconfirmed.