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Internet scan the failure hits Google, Fidelity , Amazon, major websites. iStock
A massive internet blackout briefly interrupted several major websites on Thursday, including Google, Amazon, Fidelity, Costco , Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Capital One and Vanguard.
Many sites were loading slowly or showing "DNS failure " messages.
Akamai, a cloud computing company that operates a content delivery network service, qui allows moving data over the internet, stated that it was experiencing issues that appeared to be responsible for the failures.
"We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service," the company said in a statement. "We are investigating actively addressing the issue. "
The company reported at 12:47 p.m. AND that it " has implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. "
It was not immediately clear whether Akamai 's problems were the only ones responsible for the widespread outage.
In a statement , "the cloud service provider Oracle said that 'He ' was monitoring a global issue with a partner DNS Edge provider, 'although he didn ' t name Akamai. Oracle said his own cloud service resources were not affected by the incident.
"Oracle cloud resources continue to operate and are not affected by this event "the company said.
"Customers may not be able to access their resources through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console " he added.
Other affected sites , according to "DownDetector , includes Airbnb, Charles Schwab, The Home Depot, FedEx, HBO Max and many more.
"We are experiencing temporary technical issues. Issues serving our customers on delta.com and the Fly Delta mobile app", a post on Delta's website said. "We apologize for the delay and are working to restore the site as quickly as possible.
But at 12:50 p.m. ET, the Delta site appeared working again without problem with the falling ruser contributions.
Last month, a apparently " A similar episode happened when Fastly , another cloud computing company that operates a content delivery network service, experienced a temporary outage which resulted in the outage from a large number of major websites.