The artificial intelligence organization first reported seeing problems with its LLM-based chatbot and API on November 7. The disruptions were initially described as partial outages, but a major outage was reported on November 8.
In an update shared late on Wednesday, OpenAI revealed that the outages were caused by “an abnormal traffic pattern reflective of a DDoS attack”.
The hacker group Anonymous Sudan has taken credit for the ChatGPT outage on its Telegram channel. The hackers claim to have targeted OpenAI for several reasons, including for being an American organization, as well as for its alleged cooperation with Israel and its anti-Palestine stance.