The widespread internet blackout affects hundreds of websites including Amazon, UPS, Southwest Airlines, etc.
However, the cause of the disturbance is unknown. Akamai Global Content Delivery Network You have confirmed a widespread problem with your Edge DNS service. In a statement, Akamai said it is “aware of an emerging problem” with the Edge DNS service.
According to DownDetector, the outage affects PlayStation, Fidelity, FedEx, UPS, AirBNB, Home Depot, Disney, and more.
In a statement on its website, Oracle acknowledged that Akamai’s issue is affecting its web services.
Last month, a major blackout affected Fastly and destroyed some of the most important websites in the world. The company blamed the outage on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed the configuration.
The problem with Fastly meant that Internet users could not log into a large number of popular websites, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Twitch, Reddit and the UK government homepage.
“We experienced a global outage on June 8 due to an undiscovered software bug, when it was caused by a legitimate customer configuration change,” Fastly SVP of Engineering and Infrastructure Nick Rockwell said in a blog post.
He said the outage was “widespread and severe,” but the company quickly identified, isolated and disabled the problem, and after 49 minutes most of its network was back up and running. The bug was included in a software update released in May, and Rockwell said the company is trying to figure out why it wasn’t found during testing.
The incident highlighted that the global Internet relies on a handful of proxies companies such as Fastly provide critical infrastructure, raising concerns about their vulnerability to more severe disruption.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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