All European Amazon sites taken offline in mystery outage

Amazon’s entire European operation went down tonight for about 45 minutes tonight, but the sites are now back up again. Twitter has been awash speculation that sites the sites were taken out by the Anonymous group campaigning on behalf of Wikileaks. But so far Amazon has issued no comment. Data from Watchmouse confirmed the outage.

Last week Anonymous withdrew a previous threat saying “After the attack was so advertised in the media, we felt that it would affect people such as consumers in a negative way and make them feel threatened by Anonymous. Simply put, attacking a major online retailer when people are buying presents for their loved ones, would be in bad taste.”