Skype, the popular voice and video calling software suffered a massive outage yesterday. This incident can be counted as the second one since, software giant, Microsoft cemented its plans of acquiring Skype for a whopping US$8.5 billion.

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Peter Parkes, from Skype made it clear in his blog posts that a configuration problem had resulted in the Skype outage, and now that the problem was figured, Skype was on the road to recovery, Parkes added. Among the blog posts that followed the first one, were posts which assured users that the network would automatically sign them in, and that they wouldn’t have to manually sign in once the services were up.

Skype on its website, mentioned that when the outage first hit its service, over 22 million users were online. During the course of the attack, the number fell to 16 million, and finally dipped further to 2.2 million as it neared midnight.

Publish date: June 8, 2011 5:35 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:58 pm

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