Popular internet companies such as Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony LIV are faced major outages due to issues with internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies. Other popular websites such as Olx and gaming services such as PlayStation Network and Steam also reported disruption in services.
A recent tweet from the official Twitter handle of Paytm stated, “Some Paytm services are affected due to global outage at Akamai. We are actively working towards a resolution.”
As per the updates from Internet outage tracker DownDetector, the outage seems to have started at around 8.55 PM on Thursday evening. However, within five minutes, the number of reports from people unable to access Zomato alone stood at around 3,000. There were similar scenes playing out with a number of other services too.
Earlier this month, an internal problem at another large CDN, Fastly, prompted an hour-long outage at several high-profile websites including Amazon, Reddit, and the UK government site.