GitHub website is down – Turkish hackers claim they did it

GitHub, the web-based Git repository hosting service is down right now and Turkish hackers from Turk Hack Team claim they are behind this attack.

In an exclusive conversation with one of the hacker from THT on Twitter HackRead was told the reason for targeting GitHub (github.com) is nothing but fun. 

THT is the same group who last month shutdown Vatican City official website against Pope Francis’ remarks in which he used the word ‘genocide’ to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks.

Have a look at the Tweet sent to us by hacker himself: 

GitHub’s official Twitter account has also sent out some tweets acknowledging that their website is down: 

At the time of publishing this article, GitHub website was down with following ‘down for maintenance’ message:

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Stay Tuned..!

Update: 

GitHub website is back online, but still unclear who was really behind the attack or if there was any attack.

 

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Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.