Amazon has confirmed its "gateway page," suffered an outage lasting 49 minutes, following reports that users could not access Amazon's homepage beginning around 3 p.m. EST. As an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to TPM:
“The gateway page of Amazon.com was offline to some customers for approximately 49 minutes. Other pages of the site were accessible and AWS was not impacted.”
Amazon's spokesperson declined to specify the cause of the disruption, but sources with knowledge of the situation said that it was not related to outside hackers.