The Most popular World wide social Media Applications Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram owned by a 37 years Old Mark Zuckerberg has been experiencing series of downtime since 11:00 AM today being 4th October 2021.
“We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” –Facebook said on Twitter
“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you.”
Different Outage tracking and site Down Detectors has been used and it logged tens of thousands of reports for each of the services. Facebook’s own site would not load at all for the past hours. Instagram and WhatsApp were accessible, but could not load new content or send messages.
The reason for the outage is still Unknown. However, different security experts reported the issue as a Domain Name System (DNS) problem as a possible culprit.
Around 1 pm, Cisco’s internet analysis division ThousandEyes said on Twitter that its tests indicate the outage is as a result of an ongoing DNS failure. The DNS translates website names into IP addresses that can be read by a computer, could this possibly be a Hack? . It’s often called the “phonebook of the internet.”
More than five hours after the outage started, Facebook CTO Mark Schroepfer tweeted: “We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible.”
“I don’t know If I’ve seen an outage like this before from a major internet firm,” said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at network monitoring firm Kentik.
For a lot of people, Madory told CNN, “Facebook is the internet to them.”
A lot of company has been complaining on twitter .. This particular issue is about to set twitter on fire with tweets ..
“What is really happening?”
I taught it was Ghana Network .. I subbed my phone like 5 times today and I have been changing Sim cards like mad .. Not till I realised its down .. I have like 2.5 million followers on Instagram .. I have been growing that account since 2012 and also millions of followers on Facebook .. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp you have to come back.
A lot of companies and celebrities are complaining on twitter . .. For a Multi billion company like facebook, whatsApp and Instagram .. This is a big blast out.. We will keep you updated on the latest news
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