Credit Card Processing Company Authorize.net Knocked Offline
Holiday weekend catches major card processing company unprepared...
Illustrating the continued fragility of the modern Internet, threads in both the Zen Cart
and Web Hosting Talk
forums indicate that one of the country's largest credit card authorization networks has gone completely offline. From what we can gather, a "perfect storm" was created by the combination of a fire in their primary Seattle data center and the July 4 weekend holiday -- resulting the company going completely dark for more than five hours and counting. The company's phone lines and this Authorize.net website
remains offline as of this writing, though they seem to be using Twitter
to confirm the problem. If your weekend beer purchase didn't go through, now you know why....update
: Less noticed perhaps was the fact the same data center outage took Popcap's popular Bejeweled Blitz Facebook application offline. Not as important as a financial transaction of course, but still...
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|reply to Chester |
Major accomplices of the Russian mob.
i'm with Chester.
These folks deserve to go down. They are one of the largest processors of fraudulent transactions on the 'net.
|reply to cabana |
Re: Apparently they set up a Twitter account today....see below
said by cabana:Legit companies - me too.
On a serious note - I hope this does not hurt the businesses that depend on their services too much
If you ask me, Karma finally swung around to Authorize.Net for being near accomplices with the RBN as the criminal's processor of choice. »Ebook websites, fraud charges, Devbill/DigitalAge/Pluto