Thousands of websites around the world including Microsoft, Shopify, Peleton among others are down today after a major outage acontent delivery company Cloudflare.
Anyone visiting websites such as Discord, Shopify, Peloton and JustEat were met with a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message.
Cloudflare acknowledged the problem and worked to put a solution in place.
‘The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve as quickly as possible. Updates can be followed here,’ it stated on its official Twitter account.
Jake Moore, Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET Internet Security told the Metro: ‘There seems to be a problem with Cloudflare and a fix is being implemented but in the meantime users may be frustrated with the amount of services offline.
“It just goes to show how the majority of the internet still funnels through a small series of lines which puts major pressure on these platforms which are designed to offer protection and reliability.
“When problems occur, havoc can erupt in cyberspace. Unfortunately, these are becoming more commonplace.”