Global websites down
(Kitco News) - Multiple websites are showing to be offline leaving conspiracy theorists running wild.
At one stage the likes of Amazon, Twitter, CNN, and Reddit were all not working as there could be some possible issues with Amazon's AWS system. There are other unverified Twitter reports that Fastly Edge systems are also down and this could be the reason for the outage.
Traders are also reporting that Bloomberg and Reuters terminals have been affected.
These websites are being presented by a series of error messages, including "connection failure" and "Error 503 Service Unavailable". U.K. newspaper The Express say " Our best guess right now is a CDN. A Content Distribution Network, or CDN, is a network of proxy servers and their data centers distributed across a wide area.".
The U.K. Government website is also now showing to be offline but it is still unclear what is causing the outages.
AP is now reporting that the Fastly cloud system could be the cause shares are now trading lower pre-market. The company have now said "Global CDN disruption has been identified and a fix is being implemented".