Major websites, mostly operated by news outlets, went down worldwide on Tuesday after being affected by a widespread outage linked to US-based cloud company Fastly.
Al-Jazeera said it was also affected. Britain’s newspaper Guardian reported that its app and website went down, along with other British sites which suddenly stopped loading.
Fastly, which provides cloud computing services to a lot of major websites across the world, said “the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return”.
However, it was reported that the outage lasted for approximately 60 minutes.
US-based media groups: The New York Times and Bloomberg News also suffered the crashed. France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages for short period of time.
Reportedly, the BBC was also inaccessible but later started working properly. Meanwhile, the UK government’s official webpage, the White House website and Amazon.com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face the outage for a period.
Netizens tried to access the affected websites but messages such as “Error 503 Service Unavailable” and “connection failure” appeared.