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Discord blocking thousands of users worldwide due to an issue affecting its APIs

Discord blocking thousands of users

Recently news came out that Discord – A freeware VoIP, instant messaging, and digital distribution platform blocking Thousands of users worldwide, If you are one of those who are facing such an issue don’t be panic and don’t take any action – “deleting your account”, or “trying to change your credentials” etc…

Discord’s Technical Team is aware of that issue and they are trying to resolve it ASAP (As Soon As Possible). From the Sources“The chat platform says that it is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.”

What Happens With Discord?

The exact reason for the Discord blocking issue is still unknown, but there are a few possible reasons for which the Discord Team working:

  • A bug in Discord’s APIs. This is the most likely explanation, as Discord has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
  • A DDoS attack. Discord has been the target of DDoS attacks in the past, and it is possible that this is happening again.
  • A problem with Cloudflare’s CDN. As mentioned above, Cloudflare also reported an issue around the same time that could block users’ access from certain APIs. It is possible that this is the root cause of the problem.

It is difficult to predict exactly what the problem is, but it could be caused by a combination of factors. For example, a bug in Discord’s APIs could be exploited by attackers to launch a DDoS attack against Cloudflare.

What Users Are Reporting?

Cloudflare, which provides content delivery network (CDN) services to Discord, also reported an issue around the same time that could block users’ access from certain APIs. It is unclear whether the two issues are related.

Affected users are reporting that they are unable to log in to Discord or that they are being disconnected from servers. Some users are also seeing error messages when trying to access certain features of the platform.

Discord has not yet provided an estimated time for when the issue will be resolved.

What To Do in The Meantime?

In the meantime, affected users can try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Clear Discord’s cache and cookies.
  • Try restarting your computer.
  • Try using a different web browser.
  • Try connecting to Discord using a different network connection.

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