Internet infrastructure company Akamai announced that it is experiencing service disruptions due to outages of major sites like Home Depot, UPS, Delta, and many others – but now it says it has solved the problem.
The problem has affected many of the world’s largest websites and services, from gaming sites to streaming services to online stores.
The company said it has “implemented a solution to this problem and based on recent observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the effects have been fully mitigated. “
It had previously stated that it was “experiencing a service interruption” and would “provide an update in 30 minutes,” according to a tweet posted at 5:32 pm GMT. It said shortly after that the problem had been located and then fixed.
The problems appeared to be with the Domain Name Service or DNS infrastructure offered by Akamai and other web companies. DNS is something like the Internet’s phone book, which ensures that computers can properly connect to the websites and services they want to access.
It remains unclear what caused the failure. However, it said it was confident that the issues were not the result of a cyber attack.
The independent one contacted Akamai for more information.
The outage destroyed a large number of websites. According to the tracking website Down Detector, airlines like Delta, online stores like Amazon, games like Call of Duty, streaming services like HBO Max, and a number of banks were not available.
Steam and the PlayStation Network were also down due to users struggling to connect.
The problems occurred a little over a month after another major outage caused by similar issues at another web infrastructure company, Fastly. That also resulted in many of the largest websites in the world going offline for a short time.