Huge internet outage hits world’s biggest sites including Amazon and UK government

A number of leading media websites are currently not working, including the Guardian, Financial Times, Independent and the New York Times.

The UK government website – – is also down.

Affected websites displayed the message: “Error 503 Service Unavailable”.

Early reports have suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites.

More to follow…