Akamai DNS outage knocks many major websites and services offline: PSN, Steam, Fidelity, more [U]

Akamai DNS outage knocks many major websites and services offline: PSN, Steam, Fidelity, more [U]

Update 12:48 p.m. ET: Akamai says it has implemented a fix for the issue. “We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated,” it says. An apparent DNS issue is affecting a number of high-profile websites today, taking them offline and leading to error messages for users. Reports on Downdetector began to spike around 12 p.m. ET today, with users facing issues accessing websites such as Chase, AT&T, HBO, Steam, American Express, and more. As of right now, it appears that the outages are being caused by issues affecting the Akamai Edge DNS service. The company posted an update on its system status webpage acknowledging the outages: Investigating – We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service. We are actively investigating the issue. If you have questions or are experiencing impact due to this issue, please contact Akamai Technical Support. In the interest of time, we are providing you the most current …
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