GitHub’s service was interrupted for the second time in two weeks because the server was stolen?

Time:2021-3-12

GitHub's service was interrupted for the second time in two weeks because the server was stolen?
Technical editor: Xu Jiuli from the editorial department

GitHub experienced a second service outage in two weeks, this time lasting about four hours.

According to @ shijin1, a microblog blogger, Microsoft responded to the GitHub service interruption by sending an email, saying that after investigation, it found that the reason for the service interruption was due to the impact of the epidemic, and that its servers were stolen from all over the country. Microsoft also said it has made every effort to recover the server, hoping to recover the server and data as soon as possible.

Two weeks ago, on June 29, GitHub experienced a similar two-hour server outage, and the official did not explain the specific reason at that time. The server theft incident can not be 100% confirmed, but as of press time, GitHub official has not yet stated the specific reason.


GitHub is currently the largest service platform for managing, developing and storing source code, which is used by apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. In 2018, Microsoft acquired GitHub at a price of US $7.5 billion, and has been gradually improving its services to developers. By the end of 2019, the number of GitHub users has reached 41 million.

In April, GitHub officially announced that its core functions would be open to all teams for free. GitHub’s unlimited private repository is accessible to both individual free accounts and commercial project teams.

GitHub's service was interrupted for the second time in two weeks because the server was stolen?