eBay down in Europe: Auction site back online after suffering tenth major outage this year
Tchotchkes and trinkets went unsold in the UK for nearly four hours
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Online auction site eBay has suffered its tenth outage of the year, with users across Europe complaining about patchy access on 12 August.
“Some users experienced problems accessing eBay in Europe from 08.55am BST until approximately 12.40pm,” said the site in a statement.
“Our technical experts immediately investigated potential causes including third party internet service provider access issues. All eBay sites are working normally and we are sorry for the inconvenience.”
According to Tom Saunders of downdetector.com (a site that tracks website down time by aggregating reports from sites such as Twitter) this outage is the largest for the site this year, “both in terms of duration of the problems and the number of users that are impacted”.
The bad news is the latest in what has been a pretty dismal year for eBay, with the site suffering an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army in February and losing more than 145 million accounts to hackers in May.
The latter attack was thought to be the second largest data breach in US history, with users around the world urged to change their passwords.
Life & Style blogs
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: Real Staffing Group is seeking Traine...
£400 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client are currently seekin...
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Infrastructure En...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Application Support Analy...