Here’s the real reason you couldn’t watch Netflix Thursday
After an excruciating 90-minute outage that affected all streaming platforms in the U.S. Thursday afternoon, order has been restored to the world and millions of Netflix users are happily binge-watching once again
As for the cause of the failure, a representative for the content delivery service that powers Netflix, UltraDNS, told the New York Times that an internal server issue was to blame.
The confirmation came after many people, and even the company itself, speculated that hackers might have been behind the outage. Employees initially believed UltraDNS had been the target of a Denial of Service attack, in which a service is intentionally flooded with traffic until it becomes overloaded, but this turned out not to be the case, UltraDNS spokeswoman Lara Wyss told the Times Read more…
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