Several websites of airlines in the United States and banks in Australia crashed on the morning of Thursday, June 17. This was reported by the BBC.
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as well as Virgin Australia, were affected.
Air carrier Virgin Australia reported on social media that its website and guest contact center were affected.
It is noted that the malfunctions at the carriers came a day after Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 300 flights and delayed 562 due to a computer glitch.
Problems also occurred with the websites of Australian banks – ANZ, Westpac, St George and Commonwealth Bank.
“We understand that some of our customers are currently experiencing problems accessing our services,” Commonwealth Bank commented to AFP.
Major global sites experienced outages in early June. Social networks and media platforms Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, Vimeo, Shopify, Stripe and news agencies CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC and Financial Time were among the portals that encountered problems.