Turnitin is down because of a cyber attack

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Turnitin is currently under a denial-of-service attack (DDoS).

Turnitin and Turnitin UK have been attacked by a denial-of-service attack which hit the site at 4pm on 22nd Janurary.

A DDoS attack floods the network with a large amount of traffic in order to make the system run slower than usual and eventually force it to shut down.

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According to Turnitin’s Twitter account their engineers are working to fix the problem and are treating the issue as a “high priority”.

English Literature and Philosophy student, Emma Pethybridge told the Tab: “I submitted an essay this morning at 10am and had no problems.”

The Turnitin attack follows a similar attack to the university’s wifi, Janet, back in early December.