How a massive part of the internet went down for an hour
June 9, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The company behind Tuesday's massive internet outage has apologized for making a costly mistake that knocked out websites, apps and online services across the world.
New York (CNN Business)The company behind Tuesday's massive internet outage has apologized for making a costly mistake that knocked out websites, apps and online services across the world.
The 49-minute outage Tuesday morning took down other major internet platforms and sites as well, including Amazon (AMZN), Target (CBDY), and the UK government website — Gov. uk.
The update introduced a bug that could be triggered by a customer configuring their service under specific circumstances — which happened Tuesday.
Fastly helps improve load times for websites and provides other services to internet sites, apps and platforms — including a global server network designed to smooth out traffic overloads that can crash websites, such as a denial-of-service attack.
But because Fastly provides a layer of support between internet companies and customers trying to access the various online platforms it services, when it goes down, access to those platforms can be blocked entirely.