Amazon.com Is Down (Update: It Wasn’t Hacked)

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Amazon.com homepage is inexplicably down for us. When you navigate to Amazon.com we’re getting a series of errors. Initially the page only read “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable,” but we’ve been getting the failure page above, as well as straight-up browser fails. We’ve confirmed the problem on both the east and west coasts.

Update: Amazon is back. But why did it go down in the first place?

Despite the homepage downage, much of Amazon appears to be up and running. Direct links to product pages work but the home page has been loading the error above since about 2:30PM EST. Amazon Web Services are up and running, and Gawker Media’s CTO reports that Amazon S3 cloud computing services are fully up as well. We’ve reached out to Amazon to see what’s up and company reps are looking into the issue. We’ll update as we learn more. Help us out, what are you all seeing out there in the world.

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Posted on August 19, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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