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Fastly, which suffered an outage on Tuesday, manages 10 per cent of global website traffic. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The internet was designed to not have any single point of failure. Supposedly this was to ensure a communications network would survive a nuclear att(...)

The cause of the outage was quickly identified as a problem with the “edge cloud” provider Fastly. Image: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

What happened? For 45 minutes this morning, a significant chunk of the web did not work. People trying to visit a huge array of websites, from The Ir(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: EPA

Tech conference Web Summit has cancelled its annual physical event in Lisbon, opting for an online-only event in December as the coronavirus pandemic (...)

Makeshift memorial for the victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas: law enforcement doesn’t necessarily wish to have platforms or social media sites excluding all offensive content or users. Photograph: Larry W Smith

US authorities announced that the suspect in last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso was believed to have posted a white supremacist diatribe to 8chan(...)

Company victims of a DDoS attack think a competitor was more likely to have been the perpetrator than a standard cyber criminal. Photograph: Getty Images

Unless you spend a lot of time playing poker on your computer, you have probably never heard of Phil Nagy. But Mr Nagy, who runs an outfit called the (...)

In the early days of the commercial internet, back in the mid 1990s, one of the things that technology platform companies lobbied hard for was the not(...)

Hackers used common devices like webcams and digital recorders to cut access to some of the world’s best-known websites on Friday. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s bes(...)

The crisis in Ukraine has spread to the Internet, where hackers from both sides are launching large cyberattacks against opposing news organisations.

The crisis in Ukraine has spread to the internet, where hackers from both sides are launching large cyberattacks against opposing news organisa(...)

 Communications House in London, a building listed as containing an office of the Spamhaus Project Ltd. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking “spam” content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Internet connectivity around the world has slowed, in some cases dramatically, in what experts have described as the biggest internet attack ye(...)

Fiber optic cables carrying internet providers are seen running into a server room in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts websites said to be sending spam has escalated into one of the largest(...)