Some of world's biggest sites faced major outage issues today
Instagram and YouTube outage in the last few months wasn't enough, the mass internet outage reported today is definitely getting all the headlines. As per the media reports, biggest sites like Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network and the New York Times were all experiencing problems by outage but were back after an hour of its outage.
The internet was flooded with masses looking for answers regarding the issue faced by major websites.
The United Kingdom's attorney general earlier tweeted that the country's main gov.uk website was down, providing an email for queries. Many citizens also experienced few issues while they were booking covid 19 vaccines.
News publishers came up with inventive workarounds to report about the widespread outage when their websites failed to load up.
Popular tech website the Verge took to Google Docs to report news, while UK Technology Editor at the Guardian started a Twitter thread to report on the problems.
Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported issues with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to the media reports.
The global internet outage also caused some other major websites to crash such as Financial Times, the New York Times, and Reddit. Some popular entertainment websites such as HBO Max, Hulu, Vimeo and others were also impacted.
We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration. Our global network is coming back online. Continued status is available at https://t.co/RIQWX0LWwl— Fastly (@fastly) June 8, 2021
Fastly confirmed in a tweet.