Wikipedia site recovers from crash


Online encyclopedia website Wikipedia briefly crashed this afternoon.

When the site went down, users trying to access it received an error message saying: "This wiki has a problem."

It said that the site was experiencing technical difficulties and to either wait a few minutes or reload, but neither seemed to solve the problem at the time.

The site directed users to Google while it was down.

IT PRO contacted Wikipedia to ask them what had happened but there was no reply.

We will update you as we receive further news.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.