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Major banks, airlines, hit with global tech-provider outage

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Multiple organisations, such as banks and airlines were hit with a global cloud platform outage on Thursday, due to a US-based tech provider Akamai being down.

The ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, Westpac and Commonwealth Bank, and Bank West had all reported system issues with their mobile banking apps.

Users had been served with error messages while attempting to log in.

Commonwealth Bank earlier advised its customers they are investigating, so did other major banks.

Airlines offline

There had also been reports that several other websites, including Virgin Australia, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Air and Delta Airlines have gone offline.

Allianz Insurance and CMC Markets are affected. ME Bank also reported “server issues”.

Australian website tracker DownDetector displayed an upsurge in access complaints across several major websites around 2:10pm

Ticker News can confirm Telstra and NAB have not been impacted by this outage, despite reports from Down Detector.

The issue was believed to be linked to problems occurring with CDN provider Akamai.

Sites are now coming back online.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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