Skype has been down since yesterday, June 19, in most parts of Europe and a few parts of the United States. THE Microsoft αγωνιζόταν σχεδόν 24 ώρες για να αποκαταστήσει την πρόσβαση στην υπηρεσία, ειδικά στην Ηπειρωτική Ευρώπη, όπου μερικοί users were still unable to connect.
Microsoft acknowledged that the Skype service had problems but did not report anything about the cause of the interruption.
Hacking Group CyberTeam took over the responsibility for Skype holidays, saying members of the company had hit the service and promised that other attacks would follow soon.
In a tweet published on 19 in June, CyberTeam says that stopping Skype was "just the beginning of a new era", with Valve's Steam service the next target.
At this point it is difficult to determine whether CyberTeam is actually responsible for the Skype downtime due to one attacks DDoS, or if the company is making some fixes that when it's over everything will be back to normal.
“We've made some fixes and mitigated it problem. We are continuing to monitor and will release an update when the issue is fully resolved," Microsoft said on June 20 at 20:00 GMT.
Initially, the company said it knew the problems they were facing and claimed that it had resolved them a few hours later.
Microsoft's instant messaging app appears to be working for most users for now, although there are complaints on Twitter that the service is unable to send and receive messages.