Updated June 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM ET
Several major companies, financial institutions and airlines from the U.S. to Australia and Hong Kong suffered brief online outages Thursday due to a third-party IT provider.
The outage appeared to affect each company's website and mobile applications. Internet monitoring websites including ThousandEyes and Downdetector.com showed disruptions across the world.
In Australia, major banks and airlines were hit by the outage, affecting business in the middle of the day.