A second Cloudflare outage in two weeks has taken multiple sites and services down, including Discord, OKCupid, Peloton, Feedly, and CoinDesk. Affected apps and websites were either unable to properly load or showed a “502 Gateway Error.” Ironically, even the site DownDetector, which is commonly used to check web service disruptions, was affected.
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said in a tweet that the outage is not due to an attack but a server overload. “Massive spike in CPU usage caused primary and backup systems to fall over,” he wrote, adding that the company is still investigating the root cause.
Massive spike in CPU usage caused primary and backup systems to fall over. Impacted all services. No evidence yet attack related. Shut…
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