back to article You had one job: Akamai's Prolexic Denial-of-Service protection system fingered after users in Australia denied, er, services

A wide range of internet-connected services in Australia, including banking systems, are experiencing an outage – and it looks like a hiccup at Akamai was at the heart of the problem. Reports of issues with news sites, gaming services, and – more critically – banking systems began to spread on Australian social media early …

  1. Precordial thump
    Mushroom

    Regrettably, your website is scheduled for demolition

    Prolexic Vogon Jeltz up to his old tricks.

  2. sreynolds Silver badge

    Does what is says on the tin.

    Denies you service. I cannot see anyone seeking remedy for any losses incurred from a product whose sole intent is to Deny Service.

  3. sreynolds Silver badge

    Why isn't the source mentioned as being disreputable?

    Isn't ITNews part of Murdoch's News Corp? I am just saying it might as well be in The Sun or something.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Why isn't the source mentioned as being disreputable?

      2@ Reynolds.

      It seems it is ultimately owned by a German company, Forum Media Group. Though I wouldn't have thought it beyond the bounds of possibility that Murdoch has some sort of interest in them

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What’s that me old China?

    Ask Beijing…

  6. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Reports of issues...began to spread on Australian social media

    Funny how "social media" is more resilient than banks.

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