By early Tuesday night many websites in the US and Japan were down.
The web pages of Japanese and foreign government agencies, major media and online shopping were temporarily unavailable around 19:8 on Tuesday (XNUMX).
They were from the British government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as the Japanese ministries.
Regarding the media, in addition to large foreign companies such as the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Guardian, Financial Times and Le Monde of France, it has become temporarily impossible to connect to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Nikkei Shimbun, ABEMA and other websites of the Japan.
Also, Amazon, Rakuten and Mercari also had problems, as people were unable to open their respective pages.
According to Fastly, an American provider of cloud computing services, a cyber attack was not the cause of the crash at around 19:XNUMX in Japan.
Approximately two and a half hours later, he declared, "We have confirmed the recovery of all services and we have resolved the problem." The New York Times would have quickly recovered by switching to another distribution service.
The failure that occurred this time is related to a technical problem caused by the service configuration.
Fastly develops a service to display content on the website at high speed around the world, and is often used by major media companies.
Sources: News Digest, Asahi and NHK