Thomas is a writer at TNW. He covers the full spectrum of European tech, with a particular focus on deeptech, startups, and government polic Thomas is a writer at TNW. He covers the full spectrum of European tech, with a particular focus on deeptech, startups, and government policy.
The websites of some of the world’s biggest banks, airlines, and gaming services are down following a massive outage.
Amazon, Airbnb, and UPS are among countless sites that have gone offline for many users.
Gamers have been hit particularly hard. Users of the PlayStation Network, Steam, and Fortnite have all reported network issues.
DownDetector, which tracks outages around the world, is still going strong though:
Where the heck is @downdetector hosting their platform?! They're the only ones I can depend on to be up when there is a large scale outage. pic.twitter.com/pZ83hdKGPi
— Ken Nalbone (@KenNalbone) July 22, 2021
The source appears to have been caused by an issue at the Akamai Edge DNS service, and some sites are now slowly coming back online.
We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated.
— Akamai Technologies (@Akamai) July 22, 2021
We’ll let you know when we have an update. In the meantime, you can still enjoy the superlative content on TNW.
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