Jul 22, 2021

Major websites hit by global outage

Many popular websites fell offline on Thursday in a widespread global outage of service. Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online games. One popular DNS provider, Akamai, reported "An emerging issue" with its Edge DNS service. Previously it said the issue had been a "Partial outage" - and some users reported being able to access some compromised services in different regions. Gaming services including Steam, Call of Duty, and EA.Streaming services on Channel 4 and ITV.It is the second such widespread outage in two months.

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