Indiegogo, the crowd funding site, was hit with a distributed denial of service attack today, making the site unaccessible for five or six hours beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Below, a statement from CEO Slava Rubin:
There has been substantial news coverage in recent weeks about Distributed Denial of Service Attacks interrupting the websites of prominent international businesses and Indiegogo is taking steps to address today’s attack. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. Any campaigns scheduled to conclude this week will have the option of extending until Sunday by contacting our 24×7 Customer Happiness team.
A spokesperson said the company is still “determining the source of the attack.” The website is back up now.
We have reached out for more information and will update this post as news develops.
Editors’ note: Originally the headline read that “Indiegogo was hacked.” Since then many readers on Twitter and elsewhere have pointed out that a denial of service attack is not the same as a “hack.” It’s also true that the word “hack” has become a term to describe any kind of computer-based attack, but we should have been more precise in our terminology and have changed the headline.