major outage hits Amazon, UPS, PlayStation and dozens more – .

major outage hits Amazon, UPS, PlayStation and dozens more – .

Much of the internet has stopped working due to widespread outage on various apps and websites.
Airlines like Delta, online stores like Amazon, games like Call of Duty, streaming services like HBO Max and a range of banks were not available, according to the tracking website Down Detector.

Follow all the latest updates here.


Akamai says outages were not the result of a cyber attack

Another tweet from Akamai, confirming that today’s outages weren’t due to hacking.

Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 6:25 PM

Akamai says “incident has been mitigated”

The business at the heart of today’s blackout seems to see it as over. It posted a simple update to its status page that simply reads, “This incident has been mitigated.”
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 6:11 PM

The fault detector signals a fall

Websites appear to be returning to normal, with the Down Detector tracking website dropping reports almost as fast as the initial peak.
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Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:57 PM

Akamai says it has “implemented a fix”

Akamai – which is said to be at the heart of today’s problems – says it has “patched up” and the service is “resuming”.
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:53 PM

Akamai Says He Is Experiencing “Service Interruption”

In a tweet, Akamai – the internet infrastructure company believed to be at the center of the problems – said it was experiencing a “downtime.”
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:39 PM

Akamai DNS service reports issues

Akamai, which provides domain name system services, says it is having problems. There is no guarantee that this is the cause of the problem, but it seems to be part of it, especially since there are so many affected websites on its customer page.
(The Domain Name System, or DNS, is something like the phone book or the Internet map – it matches your computer with the websites it searches for.)
“We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service,” read a post on its status page. “We are actively investigating the problem. “
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:27 PM

A widespread outage probably means that something has broken in the internet infrastructure.

Earlier issues like this were not the result of issues with the companies running the website, but rather the companies running the internet.
Just over a month ago, for example, there was an equally large outage, which was then linked to a problem at Fastly. Even a small glitch at one of these companies can very quickly lead to a large part of the internet going offline, as there are a very limited number of organizations providing the infrastructure that underpins the entire internet.
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:20 PM

… and Down Detector in the UK turns red too

Here is the UK version. Also very red – although obviously with different websites and apps.
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Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:15 PM

Down Detector turns very red in the United States

Here’s the US version of Down Detector, showing all the sites people are reporting issues with:
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Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:12 PM

PlayStation Network and Steam affected by outage

Two of the most prominent services to drop are for games – PlayStation Network and Steam, both of which appear to be offline.
Andrew GriffinJuly 22, 2021 5:07 PM


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