A huge swathe of national and international sites operated by news outlets went down on Tuesday night including the New York Times, CNN and the BBC.
The Guardian, SMH, AFR and The Age are reported to be affected locally, including Channel 10 + 10play down online.
Retail giant Amazon, Reddit, Pinterest and Twitter have also reportedly been affected while The Verge, Financial Times and Bloomberg were also experiencing outages.
Most users are receiving ‘Error 503’ messages when attempting to access the sites.
A major outage is affecting news sites across the world, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the AFR. Our IT team is working hard to get us back online
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) June 8, 2021
A major outage is affecting news sites across the world, including Brisbane Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, WAtoday and the AFR. Our IT team is working hard to get us back online.
— Brisbane Times (@brisbanetimes) June 8, 2021
A major outage is affecting news sites across the world, including WAtoday, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the AFR. Our IT team is working hard to get us back online.
— WAtoday (@WAtoday) June 8, 2021
Internet sleuths are suggesting a “big attack” but no confirmation has yet been made. Other reports indicate the outage was caused by a data centre provider, Fastly.
Down Detector shows mass outages hitting major platforms all at the same time.
Cloud services like Fastly and AWS could be the root of the problem: pic.twitter.com/1kGWKckivn
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) June 8, 2021
More to come.
Originally published as Multiple news sites mysteriously down