The UK government website was down as well as Amazon and Reddit. News sites such as the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Independent, Vice were also down as well as PayPal, Etsy Twitch and HBO Max. Pictures were failing to load as well.
The issue appears to have been a result of a problem as Fastly, a cloud-based computing service that provides services to many of these aforementioned websites.
A s you can imagine scenes on Twitter resembled something from a zombie apocalypse with pandemonium running wild and people asking ‘what do we do now?’