OpenAI resolved the periodic outages, as detailed in the company’s latest incident report, which reflected an abnormal traffic pattern due to a DDoS attack earlier today.
OpenAI implemented a fix for the incident yesterday and has been monitoring periodic outages.
FYI: We deal with periodic service outages due to abnormal traffic pattern reflecting a DDoS attack. We continue to work to mitigate this.
Follow along: https://t.co/0jqsOtchMQ
The team is working hard to stabilize it right now!
— Logan.GPT (@OfficialLoganK) November 9, 2023
ChatGPT and API outage related to a DDoS attack against OpenAI
The DDoS attack was reportedly claimed by Anonymous Sudan.
OpenAI is currently experiencing a major outage (the first?) Anonymous Sudanese hackers claim to be them. They started posting about their DDoS attack with servers crashing. It’s down for me in the UK. pic.twitter.com/gr1GwbruJf
– Joe Tidy (@joetidy) November 8, 2023
The group posted several updates on its Telegram channel, celebrating with screenshots of various error messages from ChatGPT and offering reasons for the attack.
The issues were initially linked to new features recently released via the OpenAI platform on DevDay.
Using our new features from devday far exceeds our expectations.
We were planning to go live with GPTs for all subscribers on Monday but haven’t been able to do so yet. We hope soon.
There may be short-term service instability due to loading. Sorry :/
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 8, 2023
Coincidentally, the incident was resolved shortly after this update about custom GPTs.
GPTs are now available to all ChatGPT+ subscribers!
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 9, 2023
ChatGPT error messages
As a result of the periodic outages, ChatGPT users received various error messages throughout the day related to high demand and bad gateways.
Some bugs prevented logged out users from logging in.
Others simply block users from accessing ChatGPT.
Users trying to create new custom GPTs also encountered multiple error messages.
External sources confirm the outages
Downdetector displays multiple outage reports on the ChatGPT website and app over the past 24 hours.
Checkhost has noticed an outage across OpenAI globally.
Second outage on November 8
Earlier, at 5:42 AM PT, there was a major outage in ChatGPT and the API.
Initial outage on November 7th
The problems started the night before, on November 7, when the partial power outage began.
The OpenAI engineering team responded immediately and implemented a series of fixes to resolve the issues.
OpenAI maintains 99% uptime
This incident represents a rare disruption to OpenAI’s normally reliable services.
The OpenAI engineering team’s quick response typically reduces the duration of such outages, but the event highlights the complexities inherent in maintaining large-scale AI services.
Resolution for this Blackouts The futures will be particularly relevant to those who rely heavily on established AI tools for content creation, data analysis, and automated customer service.
The power of these systems is critical to the smooth operation of your online marketing and engagement strategies.
For those who rely on AI-driven tools, OpenAI’s outages are a reminder of the importance of contingency plans in the event of an unexpected downtime.
The downside of ChatGPT alternatives
Fortunately, when ChatGPT is disabled, users have other options to choose from.
However, when ChatGPT users moved to alternatives like Google Bard, they found that it faced issues.
Bard had some difficulties earlier… I apologize to those who had difficulty bringing their ideas to life… Everything is clear now.
– Jack Krawczyk (@JackK) November 8, 2023
Claude.ai users also reported an outage earlier today.
– ChatGPT down.
who is next ? pic.twitter.com/oKWt3sux1c
— DataChazGPT 🤯 (not a bot) (@DataChaz) November 8, 2023
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