A massive internet outage left hundreds of websites - including Amazon and Spotify – howling offline. Millions of users worldwide reported problems accessing web pages, with CNN and BBC hit by the issue.
The issue is believed to stem from Fastly - a content delivery network company which helps users view digital content more quickly. It is currently investigating an outage on its platform which may have caused problem.
Users took to social media to vent their frustrations about the outage. One called it an 'internet apocalypse', while another said 'everything just shut out of nowhere'. Another tweeted that the internet was 'broken'.
Websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and Bloomberg News also faced outages.