Amazon Outage Impacts Major Websites, Streaming Services

Share post:

Amazon’s cloud services were impacted by a severe outage Tuesday, temporarily disrupting a wide range of services and websites, including streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+, Robinhood and Amazon.com, keeping consumers from Christmas shopping.

Customers of Amazon Web Services such as Amazon’s Ring security cameras, mobile banking app Chime and the iRobot vacuum cleaner robot were also affected.

Users began reporting problems at 10: 40 a.m. on Tuesday and the outage may have affected a larger number of users.

Amazon attributed the outage to network devices and linked it to the Application Programming Interface (API), a set of protocols for building and integrating application software.

Downdetector.com recorded more than 24,000 incidents of users reporting problems with Amazon, including Prime Video and other services. The site tracks outages compiled from status reports from a number of sources, as well as bugs submitted by users on its platform.

Amazon had 27 outages in the last 12 months related to its services, as per web tool review website ToolTester.

For more information, view the original story in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Google Play introduces new biometric verification with a user warning

Google has recently announced updates to the biometric verification process for Google Play purchases, aiming to bolster security...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday April 19, 2024

On this episode Jen Ellis, co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force, talks about ways of fighting one of the biggest cyber threats to IT d

Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2024 – Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more

This episode reports on a threat actor targeting governments in the Middle East with a novel way of hiding malware is going international

Controversial expansion of US surveillance powers nears Senate vote

The US Senate is poised to vote on a significant expansion of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways