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Multiple websites face Internet Outage across regions

The websites that faced issues include Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg.

Multiple websites face Internet Outage across regions

On June 8, multiple websites faced an internet outage across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa. The incident occurred after Fastly Inc – an American cloud service provider – faced a configuration problem which led to users facing issues in accessing the firm’s client websites.

The websites affected due to the outage included UK’s government website and content platforms Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit and Spotify. News websites CNN,  the Financial Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, Independent, Evening Standard and New York Times also reported facing similar issues. According to Google’s Adsense, Guardian reported a huge publisher revenue loss of $300,000. Publisher outlets usually gain revenue through online advertisements displayed, however, were unable to earn for the time frame of the outage.

Nick Rockwell, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Infrastructure at Fastly Inc., apologized for the internet outage and stated that website services were restored in under 49 minutes with a few users initially facing a comparatively higher loading time:

“We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on June 8 when it was triggered by a valid customer configuration change. We detected the disruption within one minute, then identified and isolated the cause, and disabled the configuration. Within 49 minutes, 95% of our network was operating as normal. This outage was broad and severe, and we’re truly sorry for the impact to our customers and everyone who relies on them.”