One customer caused the major internet outage that made several well-known websites crash earlier this week, according to the cloud service at the root of the problem.
As The Daily Wire reported Tuesday, “The problems were reportedly due to issues experienced by the cloud computing provider Fastly, which identified concerns within its global content delivery network (CDN) and was in the process of implementing a fix.”
“We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration,” Fastly announced in a statement.
“The issues began at around 11am BST and lasted for an hour,” according to the BBC. Among the websites impacted were The New York Times, PayPal, CNN, Twitch, Hulu, Vimeo, BBC.com, Shopify, the Financial Times, and The Guardian, as well as specific services, such as Twitter’s emoji feature.
In a blog post titled, “Summary of June 8 outage,” Fastly’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Nick Rockwell explained what happened.
“This outage was broad and severe, and we’re