Multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the world on Tuesday morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.
High traffic websites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify and therefore the ny Times were listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com, although several seemed to be returning up.
The United Kingdom’s attorney general tweeted that the country’s main gov.uk website was down, providing an email for queries.
Fastly, which has been widely reported because the source of the matter , updated its service status page, saying: “The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.” variety of the affected websites had earlier begun to verify that the difficulty was linked to Fastly.
WARNING: With https://t.co/VZqFz6HC6z website being down right now, be v careful if renewing passports, GHICs, applying for marriage tax allowance, driving licence etc.— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) June 8, 2021
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Alex Hern, the Guardian’s technology editor, tweeted that Fastly “has been identified because the explanation for the problem”.
“The outage, which began shortly before 11am UK time, saw visitors to a huge array of web sites receive error messages including ‘Error 503 Service Unavailable’ and a terse ‘connection failure’,” he tweeted.
BREAKING:— Maajid أبو عمّار (@MaajidNawaz) June 8, 2021
UK government, New York Times, Guardian, FT, Spectator & CNN websites are all reportedly down simultaneously
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