Amazon Responds To Outage, Confirms Offline For 49 Mins, AWS Unaffected, Outside Groups Uninvolved

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http://techcrunch.com – Amazon earlier today experienced an outage of its main Amazon.com homepage that lasted for nearly one hour, the company confirmed today. It is still not explaining what the problem was but TechCrunch understands that it is looking unlikely that any outside group was involved — as would be the case in a hack or DDoS attack. At the time of the outage, Amazon’s mobile sites, other pages, international sites and AWS services serving other websites and businesses were unaffected. “The gateway page of Amazon.com was offline to some customers for approximately 49 minutes. Other page (IT news)