It doesn't appear to be a problem specifically with evilbay or
spaypal. There was an issue with one of the Tier-1 carriers.
Unfortunately, what happens is that the issue did some cascading
across the Tier-1 interconnections until the various NOCs were able to
close the bulkhead doors. If you happen to be caught on the wet side
of the bulkhead you get soaked.
The Internet is VERY robust, but it is still vulnerable. All it takes
is just two guys with backhoes and Neflix to bring the Internet to a
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