ebay gremlins spark chaos as systems crash
Online auction house eBay has been hit by another technical glitch, this time affecting users in the US, UK, India and Europe with many being unable to log-in to the site.
Account holders in these countries have complained that they cannot sign in and are instead being presented with an incorrect password alert – the 11th such outage this year, the most recent of which came just two weeks ago when the platform was out of action for the better part of a day.
Blaming the latest blip on scheduled server maintenance eBay spokesman Ryan Moore told the BBC: “We're working to resolve this issue quickly and will continue to keep our customers updated. We apologise for any inconvenience to our users.”
Such down time is particularly damaging for the e-tailing giant, with many of its users relying on the service to provide them with an income.
Many users took to Twitter to share their frustrations after hitting a brick wall on log-in:
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