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.

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