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Akamai Edge Outage Brings Down a Large Number of Websites and Services

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Akamai Edge has experienced service disruption on Thursday causing some of the biggest websites and online services to dropped offline.

Akamai reported that the issues appeared to be with the domain name service (DNS).

DNS is a naming system for computers, services, or other resources that are connected to the internet or a private network. It ensures that computers are able to locate and properly connect to the intended websites and services it wishes to access.

The real cause of the outage remains unclear but Akamai said it was “actively investigating the issue” and said that it was confident that the problems were not the result of a cyber attack.

The outage took out a huge number of websites including airlines company Delta, online stores such as Amazon, and games including Call of Duty as well as services including Fox News, AT&T, American Airlines,l HSBC, British Airways, TikTok, and Oracle Cloud.

“We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated,” said Akamai to TechCrunch.

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