The Internet services of 500 customers, including banks and airlines, were inaccessible for several hours due to a breakdown at Akamai. This was not a cyber attack but a technical problem. The problems were caused by a mishandling of Akamai's DdoS protection service.
Among the customers affected are three major Australian banks: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac and ANZ. Australia Post was also affected, as was the airline Virgin Australia.
The latest major internet outage occurred last week and was caused by CDN Fastly. Many people were affected by the outage, including Europe.
Source : Kulture Geek