NEW YORK (AP/WMAL) — Major websites went down Thursday in what appeared to be a brief but widespread outage.
The websites of Airbnb, AT&T, Capital One, Costco, Delta and many others showed error messages around midday. They seemed to be operating normally, however, by 12:45 p.m. Eastern time.
Akamai, a major behind-the-scenes internet network company, said on Twitter during the outage that it had created a fix for the service disruption and that “based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations.”
We are continuing to monitor the situation and can confirm this was not a result of a cyberattack on the Akamai platform.
— Akamai Technologies (@Akamai) July 22, 2021
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