Widespread computer outage hit American, JetBlue, leaving passengers grounded

Many travelers were left waiting around Tuesday after a computer glitch hit the reservation and booking system used by several US airlines. American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines were among the companies affected by the outage. The airlines are now saying systems have been restored. “All functions have been restored following a temporary outage of Sabre’s systems that impacted […]

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Faced Temporary Outage on Monday

Facebook on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app WhatsApp and Instagram, and it had mostly fixed the issue. “Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services. We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and […]

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit suffer Internet outage in US

The outages happened as hackers launched a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn’s servers. Photo: AFP Some major Internet companies suffered service disruptions on Friday due to what Internet infrastructure provider Dyn said was a cyber attack that affected some sites, mainly for users on the US East Coast. Some US Internet […]

Yahoo Restores Automatic Email Forwarding After Brief Outage

Yahoo Restores Automatic Email Forwarding After Brief Outage Yahoo says it has restored automatic email forwarding after a brief outage sent a flutter of indignation across the internet. Yahoo Mail executive Michael Albers says in a statement the feature had been disabled as Yahoo upgraded its platform. News of the outage , first reported by […]

FBI Probing Virus Behind Outage at MedStar Health Facilities

Hackers crippled computer systems Monday at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating whether the unknown hackers demanded a ransom to restore systems. A computer virus paralyzed some operations at Washington-area hospitals and doctors’ offices, leaving patients unable to […]