Through the DownDetector platform, it was found that several high traffic sites were temporarily unavailable this morning. Sites such as Google, Amazon, Discord, Reddit and US telecommunications carriers such as Verizon and Spectrum are being affected.
However, it seems like things are slowly returning to normal and the sites mentioned are recovering traffic. Even so, do not be surprised if today’s access to certain sites is slowing or temporarily unavailable.
Some sites that have been affected so far
- Crunchy Roll
- PlayStation Network
- Fortnite Servers
- Minecraft Servers
The flaw appears to be related to Cloudflare
In a simple way, Cloudflare is a service that distributes content from websites in order to speed up access and protect sites from malicious attacks. During the morning, the company reported that they had identified some problems in redirecting the sites.
Subsequently, the company confirmed that the problems were affecting several platforms on the Internet, including Cloudflare itself. Eventually a final report was issued saying that the flaws were resolved.
Cloudflare made a point of not commenting on Twitter but a user posted a picture of the caricature. This image is from Discord’s message of unavailability, which refers to a “general internet glitch.”
“General Internet failure” is perhaps too alarming a term for the situation. Not all the internet was affected and the flaw seems to have lasted just over two hours.