Google experienced difficulties on a large scale for it’s online services, such as YouTube, Google Meet, Google Maps, Google Calendar and even with popular AI voice assistant services.
The outage also affected Google Classroom preventing students from accessing the online classes.
A company spokesperson said “Today, at 3.47am PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue.” The services that require login from user had high error rate during this time period
Google stated: "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support,"
"Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better," the company said.
Security expert Will Geddes the CEO of International Corporate Protection Group said : " The sky is the limit in terms of what data they could have stolen. It could be sabotage to take certain divisions or federal organisations out.It could be to try to extract information and then hold it to ransom. Take your pick, it is as big as it gets."
Google confirmed that majority of users were unable to access the services. It was not confirmed by the google what exactly was the source of this outage. This google outage was trending on twitter.