The group went on detail how it knocked the front door down (only Amazon.com’s front page was offline), with a large “botnet” or network of thousands of computers working together.
via Amazon.com website briefly offline, hackers claim credit | Fox News.
Interesting. Looks like a distributed denial of service (DDOS) on the grand daddy of the data center and cloud computing industry. Amazon was down for only 49 minutes. It will be interesting to hear the inside baseball techie talk as to how this happened and how Amazon recovered.