engine - 4:07 am on Aug 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Amazon.com has become the latest high-profile website to go offline in recent days.
Visitors to the US shopping site were greeted with a message saying: "Oops! We're very sorry," alongside a "500 Service Unavailable Error" report. Amazon.com Goes Offline [bbc.co.uk]
Amazon could not be reached for comment at this time.
The firm's UK site was not affected by the issue, however its Canadian home page also showed an error message.