In its status blog, the company said that it identified the cause of the problem and is working to fix it.
“If you’ve been affected, you should start to see improvement in the next hour or so,” the blog post said. “You shouldn’t need to manually sign back in to Skype — it should reconnect automatically when it’s able to do so.”
Late last month, Skype was hit with another small outage, due to a problem with a corrupted file in the program. The company released a fix for the issue the next day.
Neither outage appears to have been anywhere near the scale of the company’s massive outage this past December.
And, before you ask, the service wasn’t hacked by troublemakers du jour LulzSec, according to the group’s Twitter feed:
No, silly media, we didn’t hack Skype. *pacefalm*