Skype suffering 2nd day of connectivity issues, acknowledges the problem

Fernando Stephens
June 20, 2017

This has been reported back in June 13, 2017 and it seems that Microsoft has found a way to fix this problem.

Microsoft's Skype messaging app started to suffer from connectivity problems yesterday, with many users being unable to send or receive messages.

Some users were unable to see a black bar indicating a group call is ongoing, and experienced longer delays in adding users to their buddy list.

The Skype Support Twitter account has this morning referred to the outage as a "global incident". It's unclear for now which is to blame.

Skype has released a statement saying it's aware of the problem and it's trying to ascertain its cause.

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Filling the informational void, some sites, including Panda Security and CNET, are reporting a DDoS attack may be the cause. The team also promised to take down video game site Steam next.

According to Downdetector, the vast majority of issues seem to be concentrated in the United Kingdom and Europe. But again, details are still sparse on that for now.

Despite claiming at around 1.45am United Kingdom time that the connectivity issues had been resolved, problems are continuing into Tuesday. We'll post updates as and when we get them.

An update to Skype's service page, posted at 7am United Kingdom time, says: "We're aware users are still experiencing problems - we're looking into this!" However, there is no word from official sources as to whether this is the work of a cyber crime group or an issue within the system.

Other reports by BadHub

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