(CNBC) – Several major websites briefly went down Thursday in a widespread outage linked to content distribution network Akamai.
By about 12:50 p.m. ET, Akamai said it fixed the issue and the service seemed to be back to normal. The company later said on Twitter that the issue was caused by a software update that triggered a bug. It confirmed the incident was not a result of a cyber attack on its platform. Akamai said the disruption lasted for “up to an hour” and apologized for the inconvenience.
Akamai, whose operation helps data move around the internet, said on its website earlier Thursday that it was investigating “an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service.”
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