Outage takes Amazon, NYT, other websites offline

Sites around the world, including major news sites, Amazon and the UK government website, were temporarily unavailable during a massive outage early Tuesday.

Fastly, an American cloud computing service provider, said it began investigating the problem around 5:58 a.m. ET page. The company, which provides content delivery services for many websites, made an update available an hour later.

“A fix has been applied,” said Fastly. “Customers may experience increased original load when global services return.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the massive failure.

Several news outlets have been taken offline, including the BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Verge. Other websites such as Reddit, Pinterest and Twitch were also affected by the outage. The Amazon and Target Retail Websites, as well as the UK Government Website – Government.uk – at some point didn’t work either.

“The Guardian’s website and app are currently affected by a major Internet outage and will be available again as soon as possible,” said a statement on Tuesday.

“Some readers are currently unable to access nytimes.com. We are looking into this and will send an update soon,” tweeted the New York Times on Tuesday.

The Verge, which was down for more than an hour, got creative by sharing its outage news.

“Much of the Internet is offline, including The Verge,” the tech news website says. “Until we get back, we’ll be reporting live from Google Docs.”

Several websites, including The New York Times, CNN, and The Guardian, appeared to come back online about an hour after being temporarily disabled.

This is a developing story; Please check again for updates.

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