Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Websites back up after brief global outage linked to Akamai

07/22/2021 | 12:37pm EDT
Smartphone with American Express logo is placed near toy shopping cart in this illustration

July 22 (Reuters) - Many websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc's systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.

"We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations," Akamai said in a tweet.

The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by a bug in the domain name system (DNS) service, which allows web addresses to take users to their destinations, that was triggered during a software update, Akamai said.

Services resumed after rolling back the update, Akamai added, and confirmed the disruption was not due to a cyberattack.

"We are reviewing our software update process to prevent future disruptions."

Websites of Delta Air Lines, Costco Wholesale Corp , American Express and Home Depot were initially down, displaying domain name system (DNS) service errors.

Oracle Corp and Amazon.com's AWS said the global issue related to Akamai's network impacted access to many internet resources, including their own cloud services.

Both Oracle and Amazon said their services were operating normally shortly after.

DNS is a service that lets users connect to websites on their phone or laptop, where a domain name is used to reach a cloud network to load content through an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

In June, multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing service providers.

Thousands of users reported issues with websites of Airbnb , Home Depot, Expedia and Charles Schwab , according to outage tracking website Downdetector on Thursday.

Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, said users reported issues with 48 services, mostly within the United States. (Reporting by Chavi Mehta, Nivedita Balu and Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)


© Reuters 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AIRBNB, INC. -0.93% 166.59 Delayed Quote.13.48%
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. -2.59% 109.49 Delayed Quote.4.29%
AMAZON.COM, INC. -0.74% 3462.52 Delayed Quote.6.31%
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY 0.79% 163.92 Delayed Quote.35.57%
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION -0.82% 459.51 Delayed Quote.21.96%
DELTA AIR LINES, INC. -0.27% 40.11 Delayed Quote.-0.25%
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC. 1.41% 152.28 Delayed Quote.15.02%
ORACLE CORPORATION -0.99% 86.39 Delayed Quote.33.54%
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION -0.49% 70.43 Delayed Quote.32.79%
THE HOME DEPOT, INC. -0.21% 335.67 Delayed Quote.26.37%
WISDOMTREE CLOUD COMPUTING UCITS ETF - ACC - USD 1.07% 60.26 Delayed Quote.13.23%
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
02:10pU.s. cdc says 181,382,976 individuals have been fully vaccinated against covid-19 as of sept 19 versus 181,035,022 individuals as of sept 18
RE
02:10pU.s. cdc says 2.16 mln people received an additional covid-19 vaccine dose since august 13, 2021
RE
02:09pU.s. cdc says administered 385,586,012 doses of covid-19 vaccine as of sept 19 vs 384,911,290 doses administered as of sept 18
RE
02:09pU.s. cdc says 211,776,515 individuals have received at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine as of sept 19 versus 211,489,242 individuals as of sept 18
RE
02:08pU.s. cdc says delivered 466,561,785 doses of covid-19 vaccine as of sept 19 versus 466,569,635 doses delivered as of sept 18
RE
01:59pDEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA : Lufthansa launches $2.5 billion capital increase to repay state bailout
RE
01:42pWorld leaders return to U.N. with focus on pandemic, climate
RE
01:32pNigeria brings in custody rules to guard $9.7 billion funds industry
RE
01:32pARGUS MEDIA : Baker Hughes agrees new Iraq gas capture project
PU
12:30pUK has plans to protect consumers from soaring gas prices -business minister
RE
Latest news "Economy & Forex"