Websites are down around the world. Including major news sites and the UK government’s page, it was temporarily suspended during a major outage on Tuesday.
Fastly, the US cloud computing service provider, said it began investigating the issue at approximately 5:58 a.m. ET via its Facebook page. Status his own.
The company, a content distribution network used by hundreds of websites, provided an update an hour later.
Fastly said: The fix has been applied. Customers may face an increased original burden as global services return. It was not immediately clear what caused the massive outage.
Many news outlets have gone offline. Including BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times and The Verge.
Other websites, such as Reddit, Pinterest, and Twitch, were also affected by the outage.
And the retail website Amazon and the UK government website weren’t working at some point either.
The downtime of the UK government website is dangerous as it gives hackers an opportunity to quickly fill the void and gather information for scams.
The Guardian newspaper said: The Guardian website and app are currently affected by a larger internet outage. And they return as soon as possible.
Several sites, including the New York Times, CNN and the Guardian, appear to be back up and running after about an hour of being temporarily disabled.
The outage is likely to draw attention to how central a decentralized Internet is. It is a reminder of when ransomware attacks hit critical infrastructure around the world.
Fastly helps improve load times for websites. It provides other services to websites, applications and Internet platforms. Including a large global server network.
Major outages happen to websites and apps from time to time. It usually does not last long.
Internet service providers, content delivery networks, and other hosting services are all built with a global network of backup servers designed to minimize disruptions when things go wrong.
In August 2020, CenturyLink, the internet service provider that was supposed to keep websites running, was out of business for the greater part of the day.
This means that Cloudflare, Hulu, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Feedly, Discord, and dozens of other services have reported connectivity problems.
And when Cloudflare — a content delivery network like Fastly — went down, dozens of websites and online services did.