The Google outages have been reported in several countries around the world, with the US, UK and Western Europe having the most problems.Other heavy clusters have also been reported in Brazil, Israel, Japan and India, Africa and Southeast Asia as millions were crippled by the outage According to outages, Western Europe and the east coast of America were hardest hit

Google said it restored service to the vast majority of its users just over an hour after the outage was first reported

The company said it would “continue to work to restore service to the remaining affected users,” but no further updates would be made available through its service status website

The tech giant did not reveal what caused the issue that affected the company’s entire suite of apps

“Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google and that we are making continuous improvements to improve our systems,” the company said

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In fact, the company has not officially reported that the search engine is down, but has determined that it knows of a problem across the network

According to status reports, the tech giant has lost its entire portfolio of apps including Youtube, Gmail and Google Drive

Gmail is one of the most popular services and is estimated at 1.5 billion users

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This power outage in Google services also occurs days after a successful hack in the US – even though the two were not connected

Hackers, assisted by an unknown state actor, were able to infiltrate data from the US Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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However, the NTIA employees’ emails were monitored by hackers and were able to infiltrate the company’s Microsoft Office 365 program

The severity of the attack was so great that a meeting of the National Security Council was held in the White House on Saturday

National Security Council Spokesperson John Ullyot: “The United States Government is aware of these reports and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and correct possible problems related to this situation”

A spokesman for the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security added, “We have worked closely with our agency partners on recently discovered activity on government networks

“CISA provides technical assistance to affected organizations to identify and mitigate potential tradeoffs”

Will Geddes commented on the previous hack and today’s Google outage, security expert, to talkRADIO: “It appears that the attack was originally directed against the USA

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