Reddit And Netflix Down? Amazon Network Issue Causes Downtime For Multiple Sites (UPDATE)

Problems With Netflix And Reddit? It's Not Just You

An apparent issue with Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute network caused partial outages of several popular sites on Monday afternoon.

Social news site Reddit was inaccessible for some users. The site confirmed the downtime in a tweet sent around 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday: "The site is down right now. It appears to be a network-related issue. We are investigating."

(At the time of writing, the site appeared to be at least partly up, but pages were slow to load when they loaded at all.)

Diagnostics site DownRightNow also reported around the same time that Netflix was experiencing a "likely service disruption."

Image-sharing site Imgur was also down for some, as was vacation-booking site Aribnb, Mashable reports.

Reddit-watcher blog the Daily Dot was affected and tweeted that the problem was on the Amazon network's end. "Amazon has broken the Internet and taken the Daily Dot with it. We'll be back just as soon as possible," read a tweet from the site's official feed.

According to TechCrunch, Amazon's AWS servers (in addition to EC2 servers) in its north Virginia data center were the source of the problem: "[Amazon's] Elastic Block Store part seems to be down. All services hosted on Heroku‘s virtual private servers are still down at the time of writing." Twitter users reported that GitHub, Pinterest, Gamespot and other services were also down as a result.

Have you had a problem with any of these sites today? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @HuffPostTech.

UPDATE: 5:55 p.m. Amazon is working to restore normal service to the servers affected, per the company's Web Services Service Health Dashboard.

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