Massive outage puts websites, including Amazon and major news sites, offline

Massive outage puts websites, including Amazon and major news sites, offline

Websites around the world, including major news sites, Amazon and the UK government page, were temporarily down during a massive outage on Tuesday morning.

Fastly, a U.S. cloud computing service provider, said it began investigating the issue around 5:58 a.m. ET on its status page. The company, which provides content delivery services to numerous websites, provided an update an hour later.

“A fix was applied,” Fastly said. “Customers may experience an increase in the original load with the return of global services. “

The cause of the massive blackout was not immediately clear.

Several news outlets have been taken offline, including the BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Verge. Other websites like Reddit, Pinterest and Twitch were also affected by the outage. Amazon and Target’s retail websites and the UK government website – Gov.uk – were also not working at one point.

“The Guardian’s website and app are currently affected by a wider internet outage and will be back as soon as possible,” the outlet said in a statement Tuesday.

“Some readers are currently unable to access nytimes.com. We are investigating the matter and will send an update soon,” the New York Times tweeted earlier Tuesday.

The Verge, which had been down for over an hour, got creative in sharing their news about the outages.

“Vast chunks of the internet are offline, including The Verge,” the tech news website said. “Until we’re back, we’re reporting live from Google Docs.”

Several websites, including The New York Times, CNN and The Guardian, appeared to come back online about an hour after being temporarily disabled.

This is a developing story; please check for updates.