Amazon Says One Engineer’s Simple Mistake Brought the Internet Down – Gizmodo

Roughly 48 hours after its major service outage, Amazon is admitting what caused the problem. Apparently, some poor engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) did an oopsie and brought the internet to its knees. Oopsies are the worst! Advertisement.
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