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Amazon Cloud Goes Down, Affects Reddit, Flipboard, and Other Websites

By October 23, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

Amazon’s cloud service was up and down yesterday as the company had an outage in the East Coast Region. The outage took down countless websites, including Reddit and Airbnb.

Though Amazon hasn’t stepped up and told their audience exactly what happened, a spokesperson has come out and said that no, Anonymous had nothing to do with it and they were not attacked. Anonymous Own3r, just minutes after many websites started having issues, tweeted that he was responsible for the outages.

Many of the smaller companies that use Amazon’s services were tweeting about outages at around 10 A.M. PT, and by about 4 P.M. PT, many of the errors had cleared up and websites were back on track, though many users are still experiencing “degraded performance” even today. Degraded performance simply means that some users cannot log in to their accounts and in some cases can’t access anything but the front page of the websites.

This is the first outage Amazon has faced in nearly five months. The last outage took down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram and many blogging websites.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.