The United States earlier this week gone internet outrage.
The S3 outage is due to “high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1,” according to Amazon’s AWS service health dashboard, the company also said we are working on the issue “remediating the issue,” without revealing any further details.
Amazon on Thursday, admitted that incorrectly typed command during routing debugging on the company’s billing system caused the 5-hour-long outage of some Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers on Tuesday.
No virus or malware or state-sponsored attack caused internet outrage, rather it was a TYPO mistake which caused internet outrage.
TYPO mistake caused popular website like Quora, Soundcloud, Slack, Medium, Business Insider, Giphyand and Trello and other 10,000 websites become completely unavailable, while some of the websites show broken links and images to users.
Connected lightbulbs, thermostats and other IoT hardware is also being impacted due to internet outrage.
On Tuesday morning, members of Amazon Simple Storage Service(S3) team were debugging the S3 cloud-storage billing system.
As part of the process the team took down few billing server, but the unfortuantley whole set of server went down.
“Unfortunately, one of the inputs to the command was entered incorrectly, and a larger set of servers was removed than intended,” Amazon said. “The servers that were inadvertently removed supported two other S3 subsystems.” …Whoops.
Amazon says S3 services have grown massively over the last several years “the process of restarting these services and running the necessary safety checks to validate the integrity of the metadata took longer than expected.”
The company apologized for the inconvenience faced by its customer.
Due to internet outrage, AWS Service Health Dashboard was also down, the company had to use its Twitter account to stay updated its users.
Amazon also said that they are changing their standard as a result of this incident, including steps and putting new safeguards to trigger such problems in future.