WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram has been down globally. And working at all in different parts. It stopped working in India at 9pm on Monday.
It made prevented people from sending messages. And also from sending messages on WhatsApp.
All the three apps are owned by Facebook and runs on share infrastructure. “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” a message on the Facebook website said.
It is unclear as to why the app is not working. And what caused the issues Although this is not the first time the company faced outrage.
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In June and April this year, the social media giant’s platforms unexpectedly went down due to a “network configuration issue.
On Twitter, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone says, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
All the three apps are one of the most used app. Specially Facebook and Instagram and it’s outrage is making life difficult for people.
The disruption, which hit Facebook’s platforms minutes before noon, comes a day after a whistleblower accused the firm of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
Security experts tracking the situation said the outage likely was triggered by a configuration error that left directions to Facebook servers unavailable. That could be the result of an internal mistake, though sabotage by an insider would be theoretically possible.
An outside hack was viewed as less likely. A massive denial-of-service attack that could overwhelm one of the world’s most popular sites. On the other hand, would require either coordination. Among powerful criminal groups or a very innovative technique.
No matter what is the reason people are upset about the fact. That all the three apps stopped working together.
Downdetector.com a website that tracks issues related to traffic on important website. Also saw spike in number of reports. They confirmed that many people were unable to use the apps.
More than 20,000 people have reported that the WhatsApp is not working for them. The web.whatsapp.com is also displaying this error message – 5xx Server Error. Instagram is also showing the same – 5xx Server Error message – message.
“While there’s no confirmation on what caused the incident from Facebook Inc, it’s possible that the issue lies with the BGP or DNS protocol – which happen to be popular targets among cyber criminals…. Depending on what service is attacked – for example, if it’s a central authentication server shared between multiple brands. Like in this case, then such a single outage can lead to multiple brands going offline. To be fair, we must note that most commonly such outages are caused by non-malicious actions – suspect it to be the case here too,” Wüest said in an email statement