LONDON – Following a failure of the cloud computing service Fastly, dozens of websites worldwide went out of business for a short time on Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and the UK government website, to operate the internet.
The unreachable sites also included some Amazon sites, the Financial Times, Reddit, Twitch, and The Guardian.
Fastly from San Francisco confirmed a problem just before 6 a.m. East Coast time. About an hour later, the company said, “The problem has been identified and a solution has been applied.” Most websites appeared to be back online soon.
The company said in a statement it was emailed that it was a “technical problem” and “not related to a cyberattack”.
Still, major US futures markets plummeted minutes after the outage, a month after hackers forced the closure of the largest fuel pipeline in the US
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