It’s one of the most popular websites in the world, but it seems that Yahoo has crashed this morning.
According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 07:38 BST, and are affecting users around the world.
While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues, 61% said the problem was with the website, while 38% struggled to log-in.
Yahoo tweeted about the issue 40 minutes ago, writing: “You may not be able to access some of our services, including email. Our top priority right now is getting this fixed. We appreciate your patience.”
One user tweeted: “Server down on day one of football season…”
Another added: “This is so annoying – and bizarre that Yahoo mail is also down – wonder if this is some sort of cyber attack on email systems?”
And one said: “‘Some of our service’? Your entire network is down. You are losing your customers money…including me. Unbelievable.”
Mirror Online has contacted Yahoo for comment.
Ezat Dayeh, Systems Engineering Manager at Cohesity, said: “Customers affected by this latest outage of an email service will be pulling their hair out but so too will business leaders within the provider. Downtime like this can cost business millions every year in hidden ways and must be fought against using all available resources.
“It’s not clear whether this is a hardware or software incident right now, but a service like this which disappears for even a few minutes, let alone hours or days can cause a business tremendous losses. The impact on brand and reputation damage for a provider that suffers an outage can’t be ignored.
“No business enjoys 100 percent uptime, but customers need to have confidence in their email connectivity given the increasing nature of global digital communication. Customers will inevitably elect providers that are seen to be proactive in their approach to preventing downtime. With more and more companies moving this way, those who resist change will find themselves left behind.”
Source : Mirror0