Hundred of websites worldwide went down this morning

Hundreds of major website around the world went down this morning after an outage occurred at global website hosting service Fastly.

This websites included; The Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, New York Times, Evening Standard, Bloomberg and Le Monde, CNN, Amazon, Reddit, shopping site eBay, and streaming platform Twitch, and a host of others.

The UK’s government site was also down.

Users who tried to access these sites were faced with a message saying “503 Service Unavailable” or similar for about an hour this morning.

Fastly, a US-based company then confirmed it had found the issue and that its global network was coming back online.

By around 11.50am BST, a number of services appeared to have been restored, but loading times were initially slow, with access seemingly intermittent.

UK investigators say there doesn’t appear to be anything malicious about the incident.