Amazon Outage Caused By Hardware

(Ping! Zine) – Yesterday’s Amazon outage to it European website was reportedly due to a hardware error and not hackers.

The site was down for about half an hour on Monday, causing concerns that the site had been attacked by pro-WikiLeaks hackers.

However, a statement released by Reuters attributed the problem to hardware failure.

An Amazon representative told Reuters. “The brief interruption to our European retail sites earlier today was due to hardware failure in our European data center network and not the result of a DDOS attempt.”

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