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Zillow says ‘internal’ issue caused website, mobile app outage today

Portal's website and mobile apps were crippled for approximately 4 hours today

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Zillow's website and mobile apps were intermittently down for a few hours today, and it's still not clear why. The site is back up now. Zillow began responding to questions about the outage at approximately 10 a.m. Eastern time on its Facebook page. Zillow Group spokeswoman Katie Curnutte confirmed that Zillow's site and mobile apps experienced issues for a few hours today related to an internal issue, but she declined to provide more details. A cyberattack crippled realtor.com and other sites operated by Zillow's chief rival, Move Inc., for several days last June, but the hitch in Zillow's site and mobile apps was not hacker-related. While zillow.com was down, visitors to the site saw a short note: "Our hammers are out; Fixing important details; Adding shim for trim." Trulia.com, Zillow Group's other huge brand, appeared to be unaffected by whatever affected Zillow's site. Notice posted on Zillow's website today during its outage. The company had n...