outage News

Cybersecurity Courses Ramp Up Amid Shortage of Professionals

DENVER (AP) — The pressure was on. Someone, somewhere, was attacking computer systems so customers couldn’t reach certain websites. In a windowless room in Denver, Zack Privette had worked all morning with his security team to figure out what the …

Freeport LNG Extends Outage After Fire, Targets Year End for Full Operations

Freeport LNG, operator of one of the largest U.S. export plants producing liquefied natural gas (LNG), said on Tuesday that last week’s fire damage to its Texas plant would keep it fully offline until September with only partial operation through …

Major Outage at Amazon Disrupts Businesses Across the US

A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become. …

Widespread Internet Outage Hits U.S. East Coast

Thousands of users across the U.S. East Coast faced widespread internet outage from providers including Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, disrupting services offered by Google, Amazon, Zoom, Slack and other tech firms. Verizon, a major broadband services provider in the …

RIM Hit With Consumer Lawsuits Over BlackBerry Outage

Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month. The system-wide failure of the service had left tens of millions of …

Cost Estimate of SoCal Outage Tops $100 Million

A think tank estimates that a widespread power outage cost the San Diego-area economy more than $100 million. The National University System Institute for Policy Research said Friday businesses lost about $70 million, largely because they had to close. Some …

Power Restored to Most in California After Blackout

Power companies in Southern California restored electricity to most customers by early Friday after a massive blackout on Thursday left nearly 5 million people in parts of California, Arizona and Mexico in the dark. Although the Sept. 8 outage, apparently …

Copper Theft Leads to Kansas Power Outage

The theft of $425 worth of copper managed to inconvenience hundreds of electric customers in northeast Kansas. Officials with Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative say a citizen reported a gate to a power substation open around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The Topeka …

Hurricane Knocks Out Power to New York Jets Homes, Facility

Bart Scott’s home in New Jersey has no power because of Hurricane Irene, and he’s unsure when the lights will go back on. Still, the New York Jets linebacker considers himself one of the lucky ones. Several neighborhoods near the …

Utility Denies Causing Outages in Texas Town

A utility serving refineries and chemical plants in Texas that shut down when electricity was lost says it’s not the source of the outages. Three Texas City refineries, including a BP unit where a 2005 explosion killed 15 people, and …