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by Fionnuala O’Leary, https://www.the-sun.com/
MULTIPLE major US companies have been knocked offline today due to a nationwide outage, including Airbnb, FedEx, Delta Airlines, and HBO Max. Downdetector also flagged issues with Fidelity, USAA, UPS, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines, Costco, and Amazon’s websites from around midday on Thursday afternoon.
Agencies affected include: Steam Newegg, LastPass, Charles Schwab, Akamai Ally, Discover, Draftkings, the McDonald’s app, Expedia, Concur, Google, JP Morgan Chase, and Groupon.
The Olympic Games websites were reportedly intermittently down – just hours before the Opening Ceremony – as thousands of other retail, financial, and travel websites battled technical problems. In addition to the site issues, there was a nationwide 911 outage detected in states like Virginia and Illinois. Affected areas included Charlottesville, VA, where Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management confirmed there were multi-state issues.
Community members there were instructed to to call (540) 572-4200 or text 911 in case of an emergency, while residents of Lexington and Buena Vista were also impacted, reported WFXR.
Additionally, at around 12.10PM ET, it was reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website and company filings page were experiencing similar online issues. Likewise, Akamai Technologies Inc in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reported an outage with their global content delivery network’s Edge DNS service. The Akamai Blog noted that this affects several websites worldwide. “We are actively investigating the issue,” their statement read. “If you have questions or are experiencing impact due to this issue, please contact Akamai Technical Support. “In the interest of time, we are providing you the most current information available, which is subject to changes, corrections, and updates.”