nAfter an ISP outage, several websites were temporarily unavailable on Thursday. Tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft were affected, as well as banks and airlines in the United States. This emerged from data from the DownDetector error platform.
In Germany, for example, pages from RTL, “Focus” and “Bild” could not be accessed in the late afternoon. the gate allestörungen.de I also reported problems on the websites of DHL, Playstation Network, property owner AirBnB, and bookmaker Tipico.
On Thursday, information about an error in connection with the so-called Domain Name System (DNS) appeared on several sites in question, which, as a kind of address service for retrieval of sites, transfers traditional names to IP addresses consisting of numbers.
Cloud service provider Akamai Technologies has reported DNS issues, but they can be fixed. This service ensures, among other things, that websites are accessible and protected from overload attacks, called DDoS attacks.
This is the third such incident internationally in two months. In June, it mainly hit social media, government websites and news providers.