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Amazon Web Service (AWS) Infected With Virus, Reports Flint Dot Com Merchant Processor

Internet bug causes servers to go down, outages says Flint

 

September 10, 2017

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy addresses the crowd at re:Invent 2015 (AWS photo via YouTube)

Merchant Processing company went.com reports that Amazon Web services has contracted a virus or bug, which caused them to be off line for 24 hours. The email from Flint reads as follows:

"Dear Flint Team,

Over the past 24 hours our engineering team has been working around the clock on an issue regarding our servers. It turns out the issue was related to an AWS (Amazon Web Services) bug.

We would like to inform you that the issue has been resolved and you should be able to access your Flint account on both your desktop of mobile devices. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused your business and do appreciate your patience.

Thank you for your patience through all of this!

Sincerely, Flint Customer Success, a Due Inc. Company"

AWS reports no outages on its website for status, https://status.aws.amazon.com/

Wikipedia says that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis with a free-tier option available for 12 months. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the internet. AWS's version of virtual computers have most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware (CPU(s) & GPU(s) for processing, local/RAM memory, hard-disk/SSD storage); a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as web servers.

 

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