On the night of 8th June, a global internet outage hit popular websites like BBC, Reddit, Forbes, and Twitch. Even the major websites like Amazon, Twitter, PayPal, and the UK government’s home page were also hit by the outage.

Here is the complete list of websites that were down:

  • AFR
  • Age
  • Amazon
  • Boots
  • BuzzFeed
  • CNN
  • Deliveroo
  • Etsy
  • Evening Standard
  • Financial Times
  • Giphy
  • Horse and Hound
  • IGN
  • Imgur
  • Independent
  • Kickstarter
  • Le Monde
  • New York Times
  • PayPal
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • Royal Mail
  • SMH
  • Spotify
  • Taboola
  • The Guardian
  • The Verge
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • UK Government website (including HM Revenue and Customs)
  • Vimeo
  • Weightwatchers

If you want to read this in detail, I have covered it on my website blog as well. Check it out from here: Popular websites were down due to 503 issue

SQL Injection Attacks and Prevention

Structured Query Language or SQL injection is another word associated with computer hacking. It is deliberately formulated in a way that websites misinterpret it and take unintentional actions.

The goal is to spoof identity, steal the data, tamper and destroy existing data, and gain control of the database administrator.


Cyril James

13+ years of experience in the Information Technology and Communication industry | Founder of Secure Triad, a penetration Testing service Company in Australia.

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