At 15:46 UTC today, a software configuration update triggered a bug in the DNS system, the system that directs browsers to websites. This caused a disruption impacting availability of some customer websites. The disruption lasted up to an hour. Upon rolling back the software configuration update, the services resumed normal operations.
Akamai can confirm this was not a cyberattack against Akamai's platform.
We apologize for the inconvenience that resulted. We are reviewing our software update process to prevent future disruptions.
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