Brief internet outages on Thursday hit multiple entities across the globe, including banks, airlines, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
AT&T, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Southwest Airlines, ADP, and Akamai, a content delivery service that represents several of the largest banks across the world, among others, reported stoppages at similar time frames, according to Downdetector.com. At 6:42 a.m., Akamai addressed the disruption in service.
"Akamai is aware of the issue and actively working to restore services as soon as possible," the company wrote in a tweet.
Australia Post, Australia's mail service, also reported an outage.
"An external outage is currently impacting a number of our services," it wrote. "We are investigating and will keep you updated as more information is available. While most of our services are coming back online, we are continuing to monitor and investigate. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, and will let you know of any further updates here."
Virgin Airlines in Australia also alerted customers of an issue, though it was resolved within an hour.
Outages hit several banks in Australia, including the Commonwealth, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and St. George in addition to the country's federal reserve.
"We’re aware some of our customers have experienced problems accessing our services," St. George wrote in a tweet. "We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through resolving the issue."
This week's outages come on the heels of issues noted on June 8 when a massive internet hiccup rocked Reddit, CNN, and the New York Times, among several others, after the cloud service company Fastly had a stoppage in service. A spokesperson for the company said the mishap was unrelated to a cyberattack as U.S. residents continue to remain on edge following high-profile breaches of Colonial Pipeline and JBS, the country's largest meat producer.
"This was a technical issue triggered by a Fastly service configuration and is not related to a cyberattack," a spokesman told the Washington Examiner at the time.
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Original Author: Jake Dima
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