European bitcoin exchange Bitstamp reports that it experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attack, according its post on Twitter.
Our site is under DDoS attack. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
— Bitstamp (@Bitstamp) January 8, 2016
It appears though that Bitstamp was able to get back online within a short amount of time.
We’re back! Thank you for your patience! — Bitstamp (@Bitstamp) January 8, 2016
Yesterday, another cryptocurrency exchange, BTC-e, was knocked offline by a DDoS attack.
The exchange, which is based in Bulgaria and allows users to trade bitcoin, Litecoin, and Namecoin, for Dollars, Euros and Rubles, was still having some occasional interruptions today, apparently resulting from hardware problems.