The internet service Cloudflare was offline on Tuesday morning. Before that, there was a huge wave of attacks on the service.
Dresden – Of the Internet-The Cloudflare service was offline Tuesday morning. TAG24 was also affected by this failure.
The misery began at 8:23 a.m.: The first users reported alle disturbances.dethat the online service, which is used on thousands of websites and provides faster content delivery and protects against hostile attacks, had crashed. Such reports increased in a short period of time.
As a result, TAG24 was also unavailable for a while. Readers were getting a “500 Internal Server Error” message.
After almost half an hour, however, the provider reported that a solution was being worked on. At around 9.15 a.m. this was apparently successfully completed.
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This was presumably the largest outage of the web service since its inception. Problems have been reported worldwide.
In the past week, Cloudflare faced a huge wave of attacks, such as the Swiss network week reported. Attackers attacked the structure of the US company with 26 million requests per second.
A company spokesperson told TAG24 earlier today that “given the size of Cloudflare and the percentage of the internet that relies on our network, it’s important that when we have issues, we are open and transparent about what happened, why it happened happened and what we are doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again”.
Accordingly, it was not a hacker attack, but a “network change in some of our data centers” that caused “part of our network to be unavailable” in the morning. The company spokesman concluded, “Due to the nature of the incident, customers may have had difficulty reaching websites and services that rely on Cloudflare.”
The spokesman emphasized that the web service provider “worked on a solution within minutes” and that “the network is now back to normal”.
Those interested in the internet can find Cloudflare Blog more information on how the outage happened and how the provider responded.