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Mass outage sees websites including PlayStation, Airbnb and HSBC go offline

A number of banks, streaming sites and the PlayStation Network are currently offline following a global outage.

The issue appears to have begun playing havoc with a range of services at around 5pm this afternoon.

Tracking website DownDetector has logged tens of thousands of reports from users of dozens of popular apps and websites.

More than 20,000 gamers have complained that the PlayStation Network, which lets PS4 and PS5 owners play online, is down.

To compound their frustration, they have also been hit by a Steam outage. Steam is a popular gaming store used by PC owners.

Several websites of UK banks have also gone offline, including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and Halifax.

The cause of the problem is unclear.

But one popular domain name service provider, Akamai, has said it is ‘experiencing a service disruption’.

Many of the websites affected are listed on its customer page.

In a tweet, the firm said: ‘Akamai is experiencing a service disruption. We are actively investigating the issue and will provide an update in 30 minutes.’

Which websites are down?

Tracking website Down Detector has logged tens of thousands of complaints from users of various apps and websites, including:

PlayStation
HSBC
Barclays
Lloyds Bank
Steam
Halifax
TSB
Airbnb
Channel 4
Call of Duty
Sky Bet
ITV
Warframe
British Airways
Waitrose
Tesco Bank
EA
LastPass
Xero
Argos
McDonalds app
John Lewis
Cloudflare
Amazon Web Services
Premiere Inn
Fortnite
Fifa
Credit Karma
Nvidia
Now TV
Xbox Live
Google
Microsoft
Amazon
Sainsburys Bank
TikTok
PlentyOfFish
Virgin Media
BT
UPS
Sky
Bank of Scotland
eBay

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