Originally Posted by Artificer
When it happened back in Feb it was 'user error'. Someone who worked at Amazon accidentally took the whole thing offline. They mistyped a command to take a server offline and took like half of their datacenter down which then necessitated a full restart (which is pretty hairy and time consuming).
No idea about what it's been for the last week or so. Could be DDoS or internal upgrades or spotty bit of code or elves in the intertubes. I haven't seen anything official.
Cheers for that. DDoS crossed my mind at first, but then I thought not, as I'd never seen this kind of message before..and you usually get the same kind of message when the same kind of issue arises, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, hopefully they'll get it sorted out sooner rather than later.