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Amazon downed over Europe

Online retailer Amazon has disappeared from the Interweb in many European countries and speculation is rife that it's fallen foul of a DDoS attack.

Either that or everyone's doing their Christmas shopping at the same time.

Anonymous isn't claiming to have taken the sites down, in fact we've had one denial from an Anonymouse that it has anything to do with the disappearance but that hasn't stopped the Twitosphere going bananas with the idea that notorious mischief makers are to blame.

We've been unable to contact any Amazon spokesperson anywhere as yet and the retailer's .com site is particularly unforthcoming with contact details suitable for hungry hacks.

And its bedtime here. No doubt all will be revealed in the morning.

UPDATE: 21:51 UK time and the UK site's back up already.