There have been numerous complaints that people were unable to log in, receive messages or make voice calls. With multiple countries like India, South Africa, Singapore and some countries of Europe being affected, the outage is supposed to be a severe one. Quite recently a group of cyber hackers has claimed the attack.
Speaking on this, the associated company Microsoft released a blog post stating that, “We are aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application or may be unable to send or receive messages. Some users will be unable to see a black bar that indicates that a group call is ongoing, and longer delays in adding users to their buddy list.”
The post was then updated by Jagadish Harihara which read,”We have made some configuration corrections and mitigated the impact. We are continuing to monitor, and we will post an update when the issue is fully resolved.”
Microsoft has not yet detailed the causes yet, nor it has given any information about how the problem is tackled.
#skypedown is the trending on twitter from the last couple of days after the users not able to put Skype to use as they used to. Experts suggest that it could be a D-Dos attack.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic
The Twitter handle of Skype tweeted about the matter on 19 June mentioning that,”There is an ongoing incident affecting the ability to connect to the application. We are investigating, stay tuned!”
There is an ongoing incident affecting the ability to connect to the application: https://t.co/E2jdK7oUf2 We are investigating, stay tuned!
— Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) June 19, 2017