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Ongoing Skype connection problems after alleged DDoS

Ongoing Skype connection problems after alleged DDoS

In a tweet at 1408 GMT June 19, Skype support admitted that, "There is an ongoing incident affecting the ability to connect to the application". The areas effected the worst are the US, Europe and the United Kingdom, but local users are also being hit.

Skype's support team acknowledged the problems but provided no technical details.

Hello, we are aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application and may be unable to send or receive messages.

Some users were unable to see a black bar indicating a group call is ongoing, and experienced longer delays in adding users to their buddy list.

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At the time of writing it's unclear whether this is Skype throwing a fit or whether the service has been hacked by outsiders. However, the problem could well be widespread and if you start having sudden and inexplicable issues with Skype, well you know that it's not you.

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Unfortunately, nearly 12 hours have passed since the last announcement and the issues are still here and many Europeans are not able to access their Skype accounts. Unfortunately, 6 hours later on the Skype's service web page, they've posted that they are aware that some users that are still experiencing problems and they are trying to fix them.

While CNET suggests that a DDoS attack might be to blame.


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