Australian central bank among those hit by widespread internet outages

This is the second major blackout in little more than a week


Reuters June 17, 2021

Australia's central bank, the postal service, several commercial banks and a host of other companies suffered temporary internet outages on Thursday, after a second major blackout following an issue at a cloud computing company in little more than a week.

One of the companies affected, Virgin Australia, said it was "one of many organisations to experience an outage with the Akamai content delivery system," though the situation was now resolved.

The country's No. 2 airline said it used Akamai Technologies Inc for IT network authentication.

Akamai operates a CDN, a distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of content.

"We are aware of the issue and actively working to restore services as soon as possible", a spokesperson for Akamai said in an emailed statement.

Australia's central bank, the postal service, several commercial banks and a host of other companies suffered temporary internet outages on Thursday, after a second major blackout following an issue at a cloud computing company in little more than a week.

One of the companies affected, Virgin Australia, said it was "one of many organisations to experience an outage with the Akamai content delivery system," though the situation was now resolved.

The country's No. 2 airline said it used Akamai Technologies Inc for IT network authentication.

Akamai operates a CDN, a distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of content.

"We are aware of the issue and actively working to restore services as soon as possible", a spokesperson for Akamai said in an emailed statement.

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