National Rail, TfL, and hundreds of other websites down in major internet outage
Downdetector.On top of that, Roblox, Skype, Amazon and Google Meet have also faced issues, says Twitter user IconJen.Faulty websites are issuing users with 'Error 500' messages, leaving them unable to login.Cloudflare said: "Cloudflare is investigating wide-spread issues with our services and/or network."Users may experience errors or timeouts reaching Cloudflare’s network or services."The tech company claims to have now identified the issue and is working on a fix.UPDATE 08:21: Cloudflare says it has now issued a fix for the problem and is 'monitoring the results'. It is unclear how long it will take to have an effect on the broken websites, but it appears that Cloudflare has been forced to 're-route' some of its global services in response to the issue.Cloudflare is used by more than 26 million sites and processes more than 1 billion IP addresses every single day.It acts as the main 'pathway' between a website and its users, meaning every time you visit a Cloudflare website you have to go through its servers.It's used by big websites to protect themselves against malicious traffic and make the browsing experience smoother and more secure.This is why if Cloudflare experiences an outage, you can sometimes still access parts of a website but not the full content, which is delivered by Cloudflare rather than the host.