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Not a good time for the Amazon website to crash, is it?!

(37 Posts)
ampere Sun 12-Dec-10 21:15:29

Like 9pm on a Sunday evening, 13 days before Xmas.


Please don't make me go into Southampton again!

FlamingoBingo Sun 12-Dec-10 21:16:01

Shit! It's not the bloody wikileaks thing is it?

Santaclaustrophobia Sun 12-Dec-10 21:28:00

Yep according to twitter its wikileaks

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 12-Dec-10 21:28:53


Hulababy Sun 12-Dec-10 21:30:47

So why are these wikileaks thingy doing it?

I mean why would they want to annoy some many people in the general public by doing something like this?

JingleBelleDameSansMerci Sun 12-Dec-10 21:31:59

It's all publicity and it hurts the sites as they can't trade...

WhatFreshHellIsThis Sun 12-Dec-10 21:33:08

i am cross

Santaclaustrophobia Sun 12-Dec-10 21:34:02

Because Amazon pulled the wikileaks website from it's server (possibly under pressure from US Government) - so they're paying them back

daffsntulips Sun 12-Dec-10 21:35:29

i ordered this morning so hopefully they are too usy packing my order!!

Hulababy Sun 12-Dec-10 21:37:24

I don't know anything about wkileaks (kind of fudged over the news of late)= presumably they are just some form of trouble causers or something then?

SantaIsMyLoveSlave Sun 12-Dec-10 21:37:31

A couple of days ago they said they weren't going to do it (although technically they were talking about the .com site then, and it seems to be the European sites that have been brought down)

FlamingoBingo Sun 12-Dec-10 21:38:06

Didn't they not do amazon initially, even though they'd planned to, and do paypal instead?

It's so, so, so annoying!

Santaclaustrophobia Sun 12-Dec-10 21:38:09

When they did it to Mastercard and Visa they only went down for about 12 hours so will hopefully be back to normal tomorrow.

thighsmadeofcheddar Sun 12-Dec-10 21:38:12

It's taken down M&S too.

FlamingoBingo Sun 12-Dec-10 21:38:35

x-post santaismyloveslave

FlamingoBingo Sun 12-Dec-10 21:39:38

Do they break their whole systems, or just the websites? Ie. can they still fulfil orders that were made before it crashed?

Santaclaustrophobia Sun 12-Dec-10 21:40:23

It's just the website IFAIK

whomovedmychocolate Sun 12-Dec-10 21:40:47

Not just Amazon. Payment systems are wobbling a bit too. It's a DDoS attack. There's going to be quite a few going down. This will effect payment transfers overnight so if anyone is getting paid tomorrow bear in mind it may take a bit longer.

Hulababy Sun 12-Dec-10 21:41:33

My M&S is working

whomovedmychocolate Sun 12-Dec-10 21:42:02

FlamingoBingo - all they have done is attacked the front end of the website. The back end servers and the payment servers are elsewhere and hopefully are separate enough not to fuck up. Of course they won't be able to send their courier manifests out tonight so it might delay anything being packed.

Hulababy Sun 12-Dec-10 21:42:23

and I can get on Amazon now too

SantaIsMyLoveSlave Sun 12-Dec-10 21:42:47

The Operation Payback group targeting Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and Amazon are "Anonymous" -- a kind of loose Web collective of hackers -- rather than anything directly to do with Wikileaks themselves.

Amazon are being targeted because Amazon Web Services booted WikiLeaks off its server. PayPal, MasterCard and Visa are being targeted because they froze donations to WikiLeaks.

daffsntulips Sun 12-Dec-10 21:42:52

both of mine are working now

suzikettles Sun 12-Dec-10 21:43:09

Amazon is working now

ampere Sun 12-Dec-10 21:46:02

So the equilibrium in my space/time continuum has been restored and I can go back to acquiring? Phew!

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