Mass Internet Outage Downs Australian and Hong Kong Sites

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and several Australian websites went down after a mass internet service outage.

The outage was reportedly caused by glitches on the servers of Akamai, a CDN provider. 

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange reported that its site was facing technical issues around the afternoon but was able to get it back up in less than an hour.

Australia’s central bank, the postal service, and several commercial lenders reported that their websites were not working and that financial transactions were not going through. 

The mobile apps and websites of several Australian banks including Westpac, St George, ANZ, and the Commonwealth Bank have also been downed during the outage. 

Downdetector.com and fing.com showed that airlines have been affected by the outage.

“Virgin Australia was one of many organizations to experience an outage with the Akamai content delivery system today. We are working with them to ensure that necessary measures are taken to prevent these outages from reoccurring,” said Virgin airlines. 

Akamai said it had already started fixing the glitch to restore their network back to normal.

As of 5 PM local time, most Australian banking websites have gone back online while no further problems were reported. 


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