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.


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.