A large number of popular websites, including BCC, CNN, GitHub, gov.uk, HBO Max, PayPal, Reddit, Shopify, Spotify, The Guardian, Twitch, Vimeo, The Guardian, and The New York Times are currently facing an outage due to a glitch at the popular CDN provider Fastly.
“We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” reads the statement published by Fastly on its status website.
A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to provide high availability and performance by distributing the service spatially relative to end users. CDNs serve a large portion of the Internet content today, their unavailability could have an important impact on the availability of websites using them.
Many websites were completely unavailable, while others were partially working and were not loading properly.
The impacted websites use Fastly CDN to deliver content, an update provided by the company confirmed that the issue has been identified and immediately addressed.
“The issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.” states Fastly.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Fastly CDN)