Reddit is a social media platform where users can submit and discuss content and vote on it. Users can post content in the form of links, images, text posts, or videos, and other users can upvote or downvote the posts based on their quality or relevance. Posts are organized into “subreddits,” which are communities based on specific topics.
Users can join these subreddits and engage in discussions with other members of the community. Reddit has become a popular platform for news, entertainment, discussion, and niche interests, with over 430 million monthly active users as of 2021.
On Tuesday, over 60,000 users complained that they couldn’t access the platform. The outage was reported by the monitoring site Downdetector. At 12.18 p.m. the same day, the official Reddit status page posted, “Investigating – Reddit is currently offline. We’re working to identify the issue.” They also said that these problems arose due to an internal systems issue.
The issue prolonged for several hours, due to which the site was inaccessible to many users worldwide. The company had no clue how long it would take to resolve the issue. At 2:43 p.m., the Reddit status page updated that they had identified a solution, but it may take some time to implement it and resolve the issue.
Last month, Reddit faced a security breach incident. The hacker used a sophisticated phishing campaign to access some internal documents and business information. The company became aware of the incident on February 5th. The accessed data included only limited information, and no high-risk data was compromised. All credit card details, company financial information, account passwords etc., remain safe.