Updated 28 November, 2017: The AcFun website is now back online. AcFun staff was quite ambiguous about the reasons behind the halt quoting technical issues. But according to online rumors, the company is having internal problems. Netizens have reacted strongly to the shutdown news since the streaming site has been in turbulence for quite some time, including turbulence among personnel, regulator punishments, and mass user abandonment.

AcFun, a Chinese live streaming and video sharing service dedicated to “Anime, Comics, and Fun,” has reportedly been offline for several days with users unable to log in (in Chinese).

According to AcFun’s statement, a cyber-attack might be the culprit behind the shutdown. However, Tencent News has reported that there is no DDOS attack on the site, nor issues with Ali Cloud, the cloud service used by AcFun. The website is apparently offline because of its own difficulties.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.