Web Service Outage Cripples Numerous Internet Websites

Web Service Outage Cripples Numerous Internet Websites

Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, limiting service at many key and popular sites.

The company provides cloud computing services to many governments, universities and companies, including The Associated Press.

Problems began midmorning on the U.S. East Coast and continued late into the day Tuesday.

Amazon said in a post an hour after the outage began that it had identified the root cause and was “actively working towards recovery.” It did not disclose more about the cause.

The outage also affected Amazon’s ability to provide updates, it said.

Kentik Inc, a network intelligence firm says it was seeing a 26% drop in traffic to Netflix, among major web-based services affected by the outage. Airlines Delta and Southwest have been affected, but not American, United, Alaska or JetBlue.

People trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, and Disney+ reported issues. The McDonald’s app was also reportedly down.

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