Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has been going through a sticky patch of late, having been knocked temporarily offline on Monday due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that was reminiscent of a similar incident from a few days prior.
After first tweeting that “Platform is currently under heavy load and we are working to bring it back online”, the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange platform confirmed shortly afterwards the true nature of the cyberattack.
Normal operations were back up and running within an hour. This outage was preceded by another DDoS attack, on November 26, which “started during earlier maintenance and has been ongoing since”, according to a tweet posted by Bitfinex that same day.
Source: We Live Security