Tag: Service Outage
Jan 21, 2010 – Well it appears Skype went down this morning to the point where it disconnected an unknown amount of users, and even their website times out when trying to log in for an answer.
No known information has surfaced yet about the disruption in services, how many are effected, or how long the disruption will last.
I remember hearing about a major outage in 2007 that brought down a claimed 220 million people (including businesses relying on their service). Hopefully this isn’t the same.
Could this be one of the first major attacks of 2010 by another country or “group”, or just a major blooper made by a tech somewhere who spilled his coffee on the wrong piece of equipment?
So far some theories include that the storms in California could be causing troublesome power outages that could be affecting Skype services/traffic.
It would appear Skype services are back online. Their website is a bit slow but that is probably due to the amount of traffic the incident lead to.