Global Internet Outage: Several Online Apps & Websites Down Due to Akamai Outage

Several online platforms, from OTTs food delivering apps, faced outages on Thursday across the globe. Users were not being able to access various internet-based services including those of Zomato, Sony LIV, Paytm, Disney+Hotstar among others. The services have however resumed now

July 22, 2021

Technology

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New Delhi, July 22: Several online platforms, from OTTs  to food delivering apps, faced outages on Thursday across the globe. Users were not being able to access various internet-based services including those of Zomato, Sony LIV, Paytm, Disney+Hotstar among others.  The services have however resumed now.  Several websites across the world were also down making it difficult for users to access them. Following the outage, Akamai, internet infrastructure provider confirmed through Twitter that it is facing ‘severe disruption’.

Global Internet Outage: Zomato, SonyLIV, Amazon, British Airways, Go Daddy Among Several Online Apps & Websites Down Due to Akamai Outage

Akamai tweeted, “Akamai is experiencing a service disruption. We are actively investigating the issue and will provide an update in 30 minutes.” It added, “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.” Zomato Down: Users Flood Twitter With Funny Jokes, Memes As Online Food Delivering Platform Crashes One Day Ahead of IPO.

Tweet By Akamai Technologies:

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Akamai Technologies, internet infrastructure provider, has further clarified that the disruption was not a result of cyber attack on its platform. It added that it continuing to monitor the situation.

Sites of financial institutions such as American Express, HSBC bank were also down. Several others including those of British Airways, PlayStation were also offload or slow to load. According to DownDetector,  several sites including Steam and PSN, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5,  Zomato, Amazon, and Paytm were  affected by the disruption.

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