Amazon Web Services Goes Down Again, Takes Out Reddit, Pinterest And Others8:20 PM EST Mon. Oct. 22, 2012
Amazon Web Services went down in its Northern Virginia market Monday, causing website outages in an unknown number of companies, including Reddit, Pinterest and Airnb.
Amazon's service dashboard reported the first service interruptions at just before noon PST with its Elastic Beanstock services, followed by announcements of service interruptions with its Management Console for Elastic Beanstock Services, Relational Database Service, ElasticCache, Elastic Compute Cloud and CloudSearch.
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At 3:15 p.m. PST, Amazon said CloudWatch service was restored, with service brought back to Amazon Management Console at 3:45 p.m. PST, while the other service remained out late in the afternoon.
Amazon Web Services representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
A member of the hacker group Anonymous, which previously claimed to have taken down the GoDaddy website, said on Twitter that he had hacked Amazon Web Services.
"I'm attacking amazon for about 4 horus but just posted now i had to have sure it was all down," the hacker wrote on Twitter.
An Amazon spokesperson denied such an attack to VentureBeat.
A spokesman for the news site Reddit confirmed in an email that the service was interrupted but did not give details. The Airnb site was still down late Monday afternoon. Pinterest tweeted that it had restored its service.
On June 14, an outage in Amazon's Virginia data centers cut service for about six hours, affecting dozens of customers, including Stratalux, a cloud-based managed services provider based in Santa Monica, Calif.; Digitaria, a San Diego-based digital marketing company; and San Francisco-based Heroku, the cloud platform-as-a-service provider owned by Salesforce.com.
On April 21, 2011, Amazon cloud services went down for several hours, and in some cases days, after an issue with its Elastic Block Store (EBS) service got stuck in a "re-mirroring storm" in its same North Virginia data center.
PUBLISHED OCT. 22, 2012