Amazon Web Outage Was From a Typo
WEBSITES DOWN DUE TO SIMPLE MISTAKE
(CNN) – Amazon Web Services says that big outage it had a couple days ago… Was basically caused by a typo.
The outage took down a number of big websites and cloud services for hours on Tuesday.
Seems; the company had an issue with the billing system and intended to take down a small number of servers to fix that issue.
But a wrong command was entered and a much larger number of servers went down.
And much of the internet went dark.
Amazon says it’s taking measures so it doesn’t happen again.