How A Simple Command Typo Took Down Amazon S3 and Big Chunk of the Internet

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) The major internet outage across the United States earlier this week was not due to any virus or malware or state-sponsored cyber attack, rather it was the result of a simple TYPO.

Amazon on Thursday admitted that an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of the company’s billing system caused the 5-hour-long outage of some Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers on Tuesday.

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