Internet Outage Hits Major Websites
June 08, 2021
A number of major websites could not be reached
early Tuesday because of an outage at the cloud services company Fastly.
The affected sites included news agencies CNN, The Guardian and The New
York Times, streaming platform Twitch, and the British government
All were back online within a period of hours.
The outage also forced CNNís website offline in the Asian cities of Hong
Kong and Singapore. There was little mention of the outage on social
media platforms in China, where most foreign media websites are
an hour after acknowledging the problem, Fastly said, "The issue has
been identified, and a fix has been applied.Ē
The company said a service configuration issue caused the disruptions,
suggesting it was an internal glitch.
Based in San Francisco, California, Fastly is a content-delivery network
that provides cloud computing servers to many popular internet sites.
The servers store images, video and other content in various places
around the world to be closer to users. Closer proximity to the servers
enables users to access content more quickly.
The outage occurred about a month after a cyberattack caused the largest
fuel pipeline operator in the United States to stop operating for six
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