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29,000 websites, including Zomato, Paytm & Amazon, down in widespread outage

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29,000 websites, including Zomato, Paytm & Amazon, down in widespread outage

The services on Disney+Hotstar, Sonylive, Zomato, Paytm were restored after a brief global outage on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Zomato said it was “back” after its app went down due to a global outage linked to Akamai. As the app went down, users flooded social media sharing hilarious messages about not being able to place their orders, also posting screenshots of the app while it was down.

On the other hand, Akamai also acknowledged the disruption and, after the issue was fixed, confirmed that it was not a result of a cyberattack on its platform. “We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and can confirm this was not a result of a cyberattack on the Akamai platform,” it shared on his Twitter handle.

As per the updates from Internet outage tracker DownDetector, the outage seems to have started at around 8.55 PM on Thursday evening. However, within five minutes, the number of reports from people unable to access Zomato alone stood at around 3,000. There were similar scenes playing out with a number of other services too. Earlier this month, another major outage was reported at Amazon which had impacted the users around the world. Prior to that, in August, there was a huge outage incident involving Google which also made a huge impact. In the August 2020 outage, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, and other Google services also faced disruptions for several hours.

News Source : outlook.com

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