Archiv: outages


05.10.2021 - 01:21 [ Wolfstreet.com ]

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down as DNS Records Disappear under Mysterious Circumstances

“In simpler terms, sometime this morning Facebook took away the map telling the world’s computers how to find its various online properties,” Krebs said.

The Facebook domain, facebook.com, name has now shown up for sale on the internet, but that seems more like a joke. It seems unlikely that this will work and that someone could actually sell it for a gazillion bucks.

09.06.2021 - 16:41 [ Cnet.com ]

Fastly outage explained: How one customer broke Amazon, Reddit and the wider internet

Tuesday will be remembered as the day the internet broke — before swiftly being fixed again. Early in the morning, websites including Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, Ebay, Twitch, Pinterest and, unfortunately, CNET went offline due to a major outage at a service called Fastly. Everywhere you looked, there were 503 errors and people complaining they couldn’t access key services and news outlets. It all demonstrated just how much of the internet relies on this largely unheard-of cloud computing service.

06.01.2021 - 22:02 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Trying to livestream at US Capitol and unable to even from a block or two away

14.12.2020 - 15:47 [ Techcrunch.com ]

Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs and other services go down in multiple countries (Update: slowly coming back online)

In all, it looks like a huge range of Google services were down for about an hour today. That hour that crossed into business operation times in multiple markets, leading to a slight drop in pre-market trading for parent company Alphabet.

It’s also an alarming reminder of just how far Google reaches, and how many of our services — productivity, entertainment, and home/utility — are tied up with a single, proprietary provider.

10.06.2019 - 22:58 [ MENAFM ]

Vodafone Egypt fined 500,000 euros for coverage outage

Egyptian authorities said Monday they had fined the national branch of mobile phone giant Vodafone 500,000 euros over a coverage outage last week just ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) said it made the „unprecedented“ move after services dropped „for several hours, in multiple regions“ on June 3 just before the holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

14.04.2019 - 16:31 [ Netblocks.org ]

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger down globally

Data from the incident lets us rule out a global routing issue as the underlying cause, and NetBlocks also hasn’t observed the kind of spike in latency prior to the outage usually associated with a DDoS attack. This points to a different kind of attack or technical issue within Facebook’s data centres. Analysis of data shows partial failures starting some hours prior to the initial NetBlocks alert.

15.03.2019 - 11:52 [ Datacenterdynamics.com ]

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer global outage

Reports from DownDetector suggested that the problem was global, and peaked between 9:00 and 15:00 PDT for all three services, before tailing off, though there are still residual reports of problems with all three applications.