Akamai blames inaccessible Web sites on `international attack'
Several major Web sites — including Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google — were inaccessible at times early Tuesday due to what the company that distributes them online called an attack. The problem began about 9 a.m. EDT and lasted less than two hours, said Jeff Young, a spokesman for Akamai Technologies Inc., whose network of servers mirror some of the Web’s top destinations to improve their performance. Young called it a “large scale, international attack on Internet infrastructure.” However, there was no evidence that non-Akamai infrastructure was affected. Full Story