The major Internet outage has affected many websites – including banking sites, brokerage services and gaming services. Because website owners and companies that provide services that provide the backbone of the network are confusing the problem, consumers have not been able to access services like Ally Bank, Fidelity, Sony’s PlayStation Network, Airbnb and more. Several airline sites also have problems: Delta, British Airways and Southwest sites are all big problems.
It is currently unclear what is causing the outage, although DownDetector reports that both AWS and Akamai, the content distribution network that hosts much of the Internet, both have problems. Akamai status page reports that the company is currently investigating the issue with its DNS service. CEO of Cloudflare is chimed in to say that its service is not to blame. We have reached Akama and Oracle; its Oracle Cloud is also mentioned by name possibly a problem.
Gaming services have also suffered greatly. DownDetector reports a spike of over 40,000 users with problems with PlayStation Network, and the Steam store isn’t working at the moment either. DownDetector also reports problems with games Fortnite and Call of Duty. Sony PSN status page admitted the problem shortly before the release of this release: “PlayStation Network services are running, but there are external, Internet-wide issues that may affect your experience,” the company wrote.
For key services, many banks’ websites appear to be inoperable, and there are reports The 911 system is absent from several states. However, it is unclear whether the emergency service disruption is related to other outages – Sheriff’s Department of Grayson County, Virginia, report it its 911 rupture is due to fiber surgery.