Sonatype repo caches error page when .module files doenst exist

Hi all, i’m not sure if this is the right place to address this issue, but we’re experiencing problems with the sonatype repository.

We try to download a few gradle dependencies via maven central / sonatype repo.
The gradle build fails because some .module-files contains malformed JSON.

Could not resolve org.sonarsource.scanner.gradle:sonarqube-gradle-plugin:3.3.
         > Could not parse module metadata
            > Use JsonReader.setLenient(true) to accept malformed JSON at line 1 column 1 path $

It looks that this happens when sonatype tries to access files, that doenst exist. The guys from the requested sonarqube-gradle-plugin said, that they did not publish the .module file in this release.

The weird thing is, that sonatype tries to access this file anyway, caches a kind of 404 error page and gives it back to us as the requestet ressource.

We have this issue with several dependencies: e.g

This issue started in the night to the 3rd May.