Amazon Outage: Hacker Group Takes Credit, But Amazon Denies Outside Involvement

Amazon, one of the world’s largest online retailers, has experienced a rare issue: an hour-long outage that affected users all across the U.S.

Users trying to access the Amazon homepage reported a series of errors with “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” adorning the site.

“The gateway page of Amazon.com was offline to some customers for approximately 49 minutes. Other pages of the site were accessible and AWS was not impacted,” Amazon spokesman Ty Rogers said in a statement to the media. The spokesman did not give any particular reason for the disruption.

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