Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Skype Down Again! Skype faces login problems on 7 June 2011

Skype Technologies S.A. logoImage via Wikipedia
The skype service has been down now for a few hours not allowing me or many over the Internet to login. ZDNet has also reported a company representative stating that 'some' Skype users may have been having problems logging into the service but we know that is an understatement!

There were reports of tweets also popping up on asking whether Skype was down? According to ZDNet here, Skype's Social Media Communications Manager Peter Parkes was reported to be saying, that, "A small number of you may have problems signing in to Skype. We're investigating the cause, and hope to have more details to share soon." On the otherhand, even the moderators of the Heartbeat blog, where this post was originally published have appeared offline to its users.

At 2:15 PM Geneva in Switzerland, Skype still appeared to be out of service and it is not even attempting to connect anymore therefore appearing to be a major glitch. I wonder if its one of those ddos attacks happening that have surfaced across the world on both private and public networks.

Also remember that this has nothing to do with the new buyer of Skype because the deal hasn't even concluded yet, yeah it was announced but then you know what happens in the corporate world for such large deals, it takes time...give them a break!