OpenAI updated on its website that there is indeed an outage and the AI tool isn’t working for many users. The latest update from the website says that they are “currently investigating this issue.”
OpenAI had also acknowledged the issue and revealed that the reason behind the outage was a DDoS attack.
Let’s learn about denial-of-service (DoS) attack
A denial-of-service (DoS) attack is a type of cyber attack in which a malicious actor aims to render a computer or other device unavailable to its intended users by interrupting the device’s normal functioning. DoS attacks typically function by overwhelming or flooding a targeted machine with requests until normal traffic is unable to be processed, resulting in denial-of-service to addition users. A DoS attack is characterized by using a single computer to launch the attack.
Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC)
Download Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/loic/
Low Orbit Ion Cannon is an open-source network stress testing and denial-of-service (DOS) attack application.