For the second time in a week, Pastebin.com suffered from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
The site previously went offline for a portion of the day last Tuesday, though no motives or suspects for that attack are available.
A post to the service’s Twitter account (@pastebin) around 1:30 p.m. Thursday acknowledged the latest attack: “Pastebin is under DDOS attack again guys, working on it…”
Initially started as a site to allow developers to share code, over the last year Pastebin turned into a favored drop-off spot for hacktivist groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec for dumping long diatribes of text detailing accounts of hacks, exploits and other information.
Pastebin also was the channel through which the self-desginated Comodohacker communicated with the world after his attack on Comodo last spring and his subsequent compromise of Dutch CA DigiNotar.
As of late afternoon today, the site was back online.