Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down in global outage

Zion
Zion October 4, 2021
Updated 2021/10/04 at 8:13 PM
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down in global outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down in global outage
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring its services

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The error message on the webpage of Facebook Inc suggested a problem with Domain Name System (DNS). DNS allows web addresses to take users to their destinations.

A similar outage at cloud company Akamai Technologies Inc took down multiple websites in July. Security experts tracking the situation said the outage could have been triggered by a configuration error, which could be the result of an internal mistake, though sabotage by an insider would be theoretically possible.

Meanwhile, Facebook acknowledged users were having trouble accessing its apps but did not provide any specifics about the nature of the problem or how many were affected by the outage.

Outage tracking website Downdetector.com accounts that the platforms were down for tens of thousands of users on Monday.

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