Amazon suffers "minor" setback

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Amazon’s website was temporarily shut down for a few hours today after experiencing a “level 1 severity” situation. Apparently Amazon has 5 levels of severity, 5 being the lowest and 1 being “wake the execs and bring the president of the company back from vacation”. Now, what exactly occurred to cause the level 1 situation, we may never know, but Amazon is back online and ready for your order.

4 Comments so far

  1. Beth (sea_beth2) on June 6th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm

    Yeah, a Sev 1 is pretty bad- it pretty much means everyone at the company is working to get things back online *now*. I hear rumors that it was a massive Denial of Service attack, but of course, no official word from Amazon yet.

  2. Beth (sea_beth2) on June 6th, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    Geez, my link was bad. Here’s the real link.

  3. Beth (sea_beth2) on June 6th, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    I also thought the New York Times post about the Amazon outage noted that a mere eight years ago, eBay went down for 22 hours…

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