Tumblr appears to the target of a distributed denial of service attack (ddos attack), with users unable to access the blogging site.
The outage reportedly began just before 3:30pm ET, according to Down Detector. If the site manages to load anything, users receive a “service is temporarily unavailable” message.”
About a half hour later, Tumblr went back online, but users still struggled to load web pages, and it then went down a second time.
And some users weren’t happy with Tumblr’s Twitter page, which deleted tweets about the hack once it had been fixed.
Okay! Everything’s fixed, and Tumblr is back to its usual self. Apologies for the interruption, and thanks again for all your patience.
— Tumblr (@tumblr) December 21, 2016
Tumblr said on Twitter: “Some users are experiencing latency affecting the dashboard. We’ll get it fixed ASAP.”
Tumblr was one of more than 80 popular websites that were hit by three separate DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, the internet traffic management company, on October 21.
As of this writing this article, Tumblr appears to finally be back online for everyone.