Congress’ website was down for three days
A sustained distributed denial-of-service attack is being blamed for dropping Congress’ central website from the web for the past three days.
The Library of Congress (loc.gov) and the US Copyright Office (copyright.gov), which are operated on the same servers, also struggled to stay online.
The Library of Congress said in a tweet that technical staff “are working hard to restore full service”, and apologized for the inconvenience.
As of Wednesday morning, the sites appeared to be up and running.