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Congress’ website was down for three days

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 21, 2016 in Industry News

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 ( and the US Copyright Office (, 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.


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