I received this email from one of my customers yesterday. “My customers say when they click to pay they are going to a dead page. Is there a PayPal problem?”
Indeed there was a problem over at PayPal.
At about 1:30 EDT the entire PayPal system crashed. It was down for about an hour. After that there were limited outages until about 6:30 EDT. PayPal says the cause was an “internal network hardware issue.”
This is a huge deal because PayPal runs about $2,000 dollars of sales through its system every second. Every second! That’s over seven million dollars an hour! We really do live in a wired world.