Eight of the most disruptive website crashes: EU referendum signup site failure leaves thousands unable to vote
The government was left red-faced yesterday as the EU referendum voting website crashed just a few hours before the deadline for registration was due to pass.
It is not the first time a website being knocked offline has caused disruption to the public. From service provider outages to DDOS attacks and, of course, poor capacity planning ahead of traffic spikes, there are numerous reason for websites being knocked offline.
Here are some of the worst cases in recent years...
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