Facebook states that “there was no malicious activity” behind the widespread outage that took all services offline for several hours yesterday.
Social networks (and Instagram and WhatsApp) were inaccessible to 3.5 billion users due to technical issues.
The tech giant used to say that Wrong configuration change Due to the confusion, it was initially unclear if anyone intentionally interfered with the server.
Facebook “There is no evidence that user data has been compromised as a result of this downtime,” he stressed.
In a blog post, the company said the outage also affected many internal systems used internally, “complicates attempts to quickly diagnose and resolve problems.”
The statement, to those who have caused inconvenience, understands that “the impact of such an outage on people’s lives and the responsibility to inform people about service interruptions. We apologize to all who have received it. We are working to better understand what happened and continue to improve the resilience of our infrastructure. “
The outage lasted nearly six hours, and several unnamed Facebook employees told Reuters that they believed the downtime was due to an internal mistake, but security experts said insider disruption was also plausible. rice field.
Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society provided an analogy to explain what happened: “Facebook basically locked the car key. I tweeted.
The outage wasn’t just damaging from an advertising standpoint, as Facebook was estimated to lose $ 545,000 (£ 400,000) in advertising revenue each time it went down-and it’s just the United States.
At Facebook headquarters in California, Sky’s US correspondent Greg Miram said:
“It’s not just about posting photos and the latest status. For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, this was about their ability to do business.
“They run their business through Facebook. Whatsapp has 2 billion users. For many of them, it’s their only form of communication, and their ability to do business without it. Without it, I felt very vulnerable.
“This shows that Facebook is now part of a critical infrastructure in the United States and around the world.”
Facebook is in the limelight not only for dealing with fallout from the hot turmoil, but also for ex-employees telling Congress that they need to work like a big cigarette.
Former product manager Francis Hogen whistled on Facebook. The platform “hurts children and causes division,” he told US politicians. [and] Weaken our democracy. “
Facebook’s share of about 2 billion active users per day fell 4.9% on Monday, clearing the market value of $ 47 billion (£ 34.5 billion).
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