AWS blames a typo for Tuesday’s outage

Amazon Web Services said today its outage earlier this week that affected major websites and apps was caused by human error.

Sites including Netflix, Reddit and the Associated Press struggled for hours on Tuesday — all because of a simple typo.

“While we are proud of our long track record of availability with Amazon S3, we know how critical this service is to our customers, their applications and end users, and their businesses,” the company wrote in an online message. “We will do everything we can to learn from this event and use it to improve our availability even further.”

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