Many popular websites serving millions of users every hour are down in some parts of the world due to an ongoing outage. While the reason for the internet outage remains unclear, it’s likely an issue with CDN company Fastly.
By the looks of the reports online, people in UK and regions close to the UK are experiencing the error 503 messages when they try to log in or view the affected sites.
Previously it was suspected that a targeted attack was launched on Amazon and its subsidiaries including Twitch, but soon after reports of users getting error 503 messages across other sites such as Reddit, eBay, Spotify, etc also started coming in.
Independent website Down Detector initially received thousands of reports that Twitch wasn’t working.
The outage tracker monitors social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world. The Down Detector outage map shows that the Twitch issues are affecting users in the UK and Europe.
Twitch was quick to acknowledge the issue and tweeted out saying:
“We are aware that users may be experiencing errors accessing Twitch at this time. Our team is currently investigating to fix this issue.”
The websites which suffered the outages are high traffic with a cumulative reach of over 4 billion a month.
- Financial Times
- Le Monde
- New York Times
- The Guardian
- UK Government Sites
It also seems like Twitter and more services related to Fastly CDN and Amazon’s AWS are experiencing these issues.
In a tweet Fastly said: ‘We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services.’