Greg Sandoval at CNet confirmed that the Netflix outage Sunday night was not caused by hackers.
"Good morning," wrote Steve Swasey, Netflix's spokesman. "It was a technical issue that we fixed."
The good news is that Netflix wasn't taken out by marauding hackers. Sony, Sega, and a number of other business and government sites have been hit by hackers in a high-profile spate of cyberattacks this spring, and some in the blogosphere speculated that Netflix may have succumbed to a similar attack.