Around 2:30AM Eastern Time (06:30 UTC) on June 21, 2022, a significant portion of the Internet died. Users began getting 500 and 520 server errors when trying to access websites. Gamers and Discord users were some of the first to begin spreading the word by taking to Twitter.
Is there some big internet outage right now? getting a lot of 500 internal server error now…
— Stephan Livera (@stephanlivera) June 21, 2022
It appears the problem is with Cloudflare.
According to www.cloudflarestatus.com,
Identified – The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.
Jun 21, 06:57 UTC
Investigating – A critical P0 incident was declared at approximately 06:34AM UTC. Connectivity in Cloudflare’s network has been disrupted in broad regions.
Eyeballs attempting to reach Cloudflare sites in impacted regions will observe 500 errors. The incident impacts all data plane services in our network.
We will continue updating you when we have more information.
Jun 21, 06:43 UTC
Cloudflare updated their status to read:
Monitoring – A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.
Jun 21, 07:20 UTC
Thankfully, it appears that Cloudflare has resolved the issue and the Internet that we all rely on is now functioning properly, and most people were asleep throughout the entire ordeal.
At this point, we’re not certain what occurred. Cloudflare has only stated that “This incident affects: Cloudflare Sites and Services (Cloudflare API).”
You can check in on the official response page for this incident here: https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/incidents/xvs51y9qs9dj
Cloudflare is also updating their Twitter account with news as well:
The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.
— Cloudflare (@Cloudflare) June 21, 2022