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Skype suffering continued connectivity issues across Europe

20 June 2017

Online communication tool Skype is down for thousands of users and Microsoft is reportedly working on a fix. User are either losing connectivity t the application, or they are finding themselves stripped of the ability to send and receive messages all of a sudden. It has also added that some users will not be able to see the black bar that indicates if there is an ongoing group call.

Early this morning, Skype confirmed that the problems were ongoing. While there is no official confirmation of the latter, many third-party reports suggest that a DDoS attack may indeed b the cause of Skype's current non-functioning state.

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Despite claiming at around 1.45am United Kingdom time that the connectivity issues had been resolved, problems are continuing into Tuesday. 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. The company shared that it had fixed the issues after a couple of hours, though it has since acknowledged that some users may still have trouble using the app today (via TechCrunch).

The incident, details of which are circulating on Twitter under the #skypedown hashtag, appears to have largely affected users in the United Kingdom and Europe, according to outage maps on DownDetector's website. We will update this story once service is returned to normal.

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Update, 6/20/17, 11 AM ET: Microsoft has updated its post to say that it's seeing improvements, but some users may still be experiencing issues.

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Skype suffering continued connectivity issues across Europe