Skype isn’t commenting just yet on the major outage that has befallen the service. Since the trouble began, Skype has ceased allowing users to download the client while they iron out what is believed to be a software issue.
The problem started late on the 15th, when both log-in and connectivity issues struck the Skype. Current estimates are anywhere from 12-24 hours before complete restoration of all services.
“In an update on its Heartbeat page last night, Skype said the outage was caused by a "software issue" and expects the problem "to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours."
The company also said that downloads of Skype have been temporarily disabled and that users should simply leave their clients running until the issue is resolved.”
What do you think struck Skype down?