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Bank, airline web outage ‘not caused’ by cyberattack

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Sydney (AFP) – A major online outage that hit bank and airline websites on both sides of the Pacific was not caused by a cyberattack, the tech provider responsible said Friday. In a statement, US-based Akamai said around 500 of its customers were briefly knocked offline on Thursday because of a problem with one of its online security products. The outage hit American, Delta, United and Southwest Airlines and most of Australia’s major banks, leaving customers unable to access websites and mobile apps. Akamai said the problem was resolved in just over four hours, although most websites experienc…

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