MULTIPLE major US companies have been knocked offline today due to a nationwide outage, including Airbnb, FedEx, Delta Airlines, and HBO Max.
Downdetector also flagged issues with Fidelity, USAA, UPS, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines, Costco, and Amazon’s websites from around midday on Thursday afternoon.
Agencies affected include: Steam Newegg, LastPass, Charles Schwab, Akamai Ally, Discover, Draftkings, the McDonald’s app, Expedia, Concur, Google, JP Morgan Chase, and Groupon.
The Olympic Games websites were reportedly intermittently down – just hours before the Opening Ceremony – as thousands of other retail, financial, and travel websites battled technical problems.
In addition to the site issues, there was a nationwide 911 outage detected along the Eastern Coast in states like Virginia and Illinois.
Affected areas include Charlottesville, VA, where Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management confirmed there were multi-state issues.
Community members there were instructed to to call (540) 572-4200 or text 911 in case of an emergency, while residents of Lexington and Buena Vista were also impacted, reported WFXR.
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Source: the Sun