Cloudflare outages worldwide, company says it's not an attack

Cloudflare goes down temporarily, but the company says 'It was not as a result of an attack', unlike the recent attack on Twitter.

Anthony Garreffa
Published Fri, Jul 17 2020 11:09 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Cloudflare had some major issues across multiple regions in the last 12 hours or so, with the company announcing the news on its status page, and Twitter -- which, uh, recently was also attacked.

The internet hosting giant explained: "We are aware that some regions may be experiencing issues with some Cloudflare services. We are currently investigating. This afternoon we saw an outage across some parts of our network".

Cloudflare continued: "It was not as a result of an attack. It appears a router on our global backbone announced bad routes and caused some portions of the network to not be available".

Some of the tweets over the Cloudflare issues are actually hilarious, check them out:

Hell, it even affected Discord -- so gamers weren't happy about it, either.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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