Rumors are circulating on the web that the People’s Bank of China website was attacked on Thursday morning via a distributed denial of service attack by those angry at recent orders for payment processing companies to stop working with bitcoin exchanges.
“Mr. Shangkong” at the South China Morning Post makes the claim, and apparently, Chinese media outlets are blaming this attack on “foreign bitcoin investors”.
As for the People’s Bank of China — they say the downtime was attributed to “fixing web”, which we have no idea what that means exactly, but can only assume fixing a technical issue or general maintenance.
More information coming if it becomes available. (via Cryptocoin News)