Massive outage brings internet down for hundreds of major sites
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A major internet outage caused hundreds of websites to go down on Tuesday morning, following a server problem with a major content delivery company.
Sites ran by American content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company Cloudshare were hit with a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message for nearly an hour on June 21, leaving many scrambling to figure out a solution.
Soon after, the company confirmed an issue on their social media accounts and assured readers they were working on a fix.
A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.
— Cloudflare (@Cloudflare) June 21, 2022
Hundreds of well-known brands use the service to run their websites and the provider is the most popular content delivery system on the web by some margin. Their clients include the likes of Discord, Bet36, JustEat, Peloton and even Google - oh, and of course, yours truly.
Jake Moore, Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET Internet Security explained: "There seems to be a problem with Cloudflare and a fix is being implemented but in the meantime users may be frustrated with the amount of services offline.
"It just goes to show how the majority of the internet still funnels through a small series of lines which puts major pressure on these platforms which are designed to offer protection and reliability, he said, adding that "these [instances] are becoming more commonplace."
Meanwhile, places such as Twitter simply watched on in amusement, which was pretty much all anyone could do for some time.
Thought my wifi died but turns out the whole internet is just dying in general
— Atsu (@AsianGuyStream) June 21, 2022
Major Internet outage, Internal Server Error Code 500 on multiple sites.
Downdetector is down, Discord is down, League of Legends Servers are down, Valorant is down.
Huge internet outage happening.
— 💫 verrrrrrt! 💫 (@verrrrrrt) June 21, 2022
All that being said, you'll be glad to know we appear to be back online - for now at least (touch wood).
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