Month: January 2020

The Emergency Services Agency website under surveillance after an outage in an emergency fire

Tech giant Amazon has apologized after a technical glitch crashed a website providing crucial information on emergency bushfires. Key points: The Emergency Services Agency website was shut down Thursday afternoon with an emergency fire south of Canberra airport The agency blamed Amazon, which was responsible for hosting the website, for the outage Chief Minister Andrew […]

AWS outage cripples emergency services agency ACT website as Canberra bushfire rages on – Cloud

The government’s Emergency Services Agency (ESA) ACT attributed a website outage that struck amid a rapidly escalating bushfire between Canberra Airport and Queanbeyan to the AWS outage of Thursday in Sydney. Ending an already bad day for AWS after major uptime issues hit its Sydney area, ESA took to Twitter to redirect Canberrans to Facebook […]

US Government Agency Website Crashes Amid Panic Over Military Recruitment | US Army

In the aftermath of the US drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad, the expression “World War III” began to appear on social networks. Even more surprisingly, a US government agency that registers young men for potential military conscription has seen its website collapse. “Due to the spread of disinformation,” the Selective […]

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