On Tuesday, June 8, more than a dozen social networks and major international media sites crashed.
As it became known, the disconnection of most of the Internet for more than an hour was caused by a software error.
there's a huge web outage going on right now. Twitch, Reddit, Amazon, and even The Verge is down. Looks like a key CDN might be down
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 8, 2021
CDN provider Fastly said the problem was a software update sent to customers on May 12. The error went unnoticed until one unidentified client made a configuration change.
As a result, Twitter, CNN, New York Times, Guardian, Amazon and Reddit, Twitch, Reddit, Stackoverflow, GitHub and Spotify users were unable to access the resources.
Websites across the internet show as unavailable, including the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Reddit, and the U.K. government, after services from content-delivery network Fastly went down https://t.co/9cVCRLY7T8
— Bloomberg (@business) June 8, 2021
“This disruption was serious and we sincerely regret that it affected our customers and everyone who relies on them,” the company said in a blog post.
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