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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:40 PM

Amazon Web Services are down, taking huge parts of internet offline

Source: The Hill

Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down Tuesday morning, leaving large parts of the internet reliant on the tech giant's services offline.

On its health service dashboard, AWS posted a message at 11:22 a.m. that the company is "investigating increased error rates for the AWS Management Console."

"We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery," AWS said in the message.

The message did not detail what the cause was. A spokesperson for the company declined to detail the identified cause and told The Hill that the message will be updated on the health service dashboard "as it's ready."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/amazon-web-services-are-down-taking-huge-parts-of-internet-offline/ar-AARzhJb

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Reply Amazon Web Services are down, taking huge parts of internet offline (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 7 OP
RKP5637 Dec 7 #1
nature-lover Dec 7 #2
northoftheborder Dec 7 #15
nature-lover Dec 7 #17
Ron Obvious Dec 8 #29
revmclaren Dec 7 #3
IronLionZion Dec 7 #10
Chin music Dec 8 #23
Lemon Lyman Dec 7 #4
exboyfil Dec 7 #5
Lemon Lyman Dec 7 #6
dalton99a Dec 7 #7
forthemiddle Dec 7 #8
IronLionZion Dec 7 #9
Sapient Donkey Dec 7 #18
IronLionZion Dec 7 #22
Chin music Dec 8 #24
Sapient Donkey Dec 8 #28
Gaugamela Dec 7 #11
Initech Dec 7 #12
Marthe48 Dec 7 #13
JudyM Dec 7 #14
Sapient Donkey Dec 7 #19
Lefta Dissenter Dec 7 #16
Sapient Donkey Dec 7 #20
Shrek Dec 7 #21
OverBurn Dec 8 #25
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 8 #26
cab67 Dec 8 #27

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:42 PM

1. Thanks for posting this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:44 PM

2. Kindle is down. Pages won't advance and new books won't load.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 03:07 PM

15. Hmmm... was this occurring last night also??

I was in the last pages of a Kindle book with a surprise ending; the whole book just disappeared

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:06 PM

17. Didn't have trouble last night. I've had a book jump and go back to the beginning though.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:59 AM

29. Which is why I don't have a Kindle

My ebook reader is not connected to the web, and the books are (open) ebook-formatted files on the hard drive that I don't need permission for to read nor can they be taken away.

I'd never own a device where I need to ask for permission to read a book or play an audio track.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:47 PM

3. I'm going to put my tin foil cap on here



Very coincidental that one of the countries largest company and net provider suddenly goes down at the time president Biden and Putin are engaged in serious talks.

Hopefully just a glitch....

off.

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Response to revmclaren (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:18 PM

10. That was my first thought

it could be a coincidence, but it could also be enemy action

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:51 PM

4. TY!

My Amazon Cloud Cams have been down for hours. I was hoping it was something on their end!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:55 PM

5. I missed my nap with Amazon Music

I am not a happy camper.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 01:58 PM

6. :-)

I like to play "Thunderstorm Sounds" by Sleep Jar on my Echo Show while I nap.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:13 PM

8. I was trying to download two different books on Audible

Neither of them downloaded, but about 15 minutes later they were there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:17 PM

9. I wonder if this is a cyber attack

don't quote me on that. I'm just wondering if Putin is up to some dirty tricks while meeting with Biden on Ukraine.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:06 PM

18. If were, I'm guessing we won't know about until years down the line when it's mentioned in someone's

book or in a blog post. If it was something like that, as least it's just internet services and not knocking out entire power systems like they've done in Ukraine, or that made most of Estonia's government IT services inaccessible.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 07:04 PM

22. Somebody breached a lot of US government systems last year

and took down a US fuel pipeline system earlier this year.

US government officially suspects Russian SVR or independent Russian hacking groups working with support from Russian SVR.

We won't know until the reports become unclassified, which could be years later.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_federal_government_data_breach#Conclusions_by_investigators

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Intelligence_Service_(Russia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cozy_Bear

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:51 AM

28. Oh yeah, I forgot about the pipeline earlier this year

With Amazon, I would wonder if they’d attempt to keep a hack quiet as to not scare off their customers.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:21 PM

11. Must be why my Alexa devices aren't working. Nt.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:30 PM

12. Yeah my school got hit and it's very infuriating!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:44 PM

13. I had trouble with Instacart today

between 11-12. I thought I'd have to go into the physical store, but the site finally came back up. I don't know if it is related to the Amazon down, but thought I'd chime in.

I imagine Amazon is down because i planned to finish up my online gift shopping today >jk<

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 02:58 PM

14. Odd that Consumer Reports is giving me a 503 error, possibly connected to this?

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Response to JudyM (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:08 PM

19. Very well could be. I had some issues access a podcast earlier

Probably a safe bet to say that was related to this. I mean, there is always a chance it's not, but ehnn.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 03:44 PM

16. I can't access my ring cameras

I wonder if that’s related. It’s usually a pretty reliable connection.

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:09 PM

20. Ring does use AWS for stuff.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:32 PM

21. I've been yelling at Alexa all day

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:15 AM

25. My Ring security system was down all day yesterday.

It was the first time it's been down in the 6 months I've had it. I'm waiting to hear what really happened. If it was hacked or how much "info" was stolen.

After all, we're all just beta testers for of the electronics stuff we use and depend on. Nothing is ever tested properly anymore. Everything seems to have massive holes in it's so called security.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:06 AM

26. Interesting. Google Chrome did not work for me yesterday.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:11 AM

27. It hit my daughter's pediatrician's system.

I took her in yesterday for her check-up and second COVID vaccine dose.

All of their records are cloud-based, so the pediatrician was unable to provide me with some information from previous visits, such as her previous height and weight.

We keep track of her height and weight at home, so this wasn't really a serious matter for us, but it might have been a problem for other parents.

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