Wikipedia over the weekend suffered a DDoS attack on approximately 6:00 p.m. UTC Friday 6 September 2019, the first successful cyber attack against the online encyclopedia.

“Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and [our team is] working hard to stop it and restore access to the site,” the Wikimedia foundation that oversees Wikipedia wrote in a statement Saturday.