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Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex today said that its platform was under distributed denial-of-service attacks, or DDoS, that attempted to paralyze its system with a flood of information.
The second largest US dollar-based bitcoin exchange saw a spike in traffic this Monday morning and the number of connections attempting to reach the website was enough to temporarily disrupt its activity.
At 7:39 a.m. ET, on Twitter, Bitfinex stated that its website was under a massive DDoS attack, which managed to take it down.
Platform is currently under heavy load and we are working to bring it back online.
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) ... (read more)