• internet outage Jul 22

    Widespread Outage Disrupts Major Retail, Financial, Travel, Olympic Websites Worldwide

    A widespread disruption caused severe outages for some of the world’s biggest websites on Thursday afternoon – and it was all caused by a software update gone horribly wrong. DownDetector.com showed a sharp and simultaneous spike in outage reports for prominent travel, retail, financial and gaming websites globally. In most cases, the spike in outage reports appeared to start...

  • internet outage Jan 26

    Widespread Internet Outages Reported From DC to Boston

    Users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread internet outages Tuesday.  Verizon reported a fiber cut in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue is responsible for the entire outage. The internet service provider didn’t have any estimate for when the problem spot would be fixed. According to DownDetector and user reports on Twitter, the problem appears...

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