Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Are They Down or Are FB and Instagram Hacked?
Outage hits Facebook services worldwide, Facebook and Instagram are experiencing severe server issues with their servers. A Freelance expert was called in into the FB HQ, the same freelancer that once was called to fix a cloud issue when Target was hacked back in December of 2013. That raises the question that is really going on?
Facebook acknowledged Wednesday an outage affecting users in various parts of the world and said it was working on a fix.
Online monitoring service DownDetector reported earlier the outage began around 1200 GMT and affected Facebook as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp services.
#Facebookdown and #instagramdown were trending on Twitter as users around the world reported these apps were not functioning.
Facebook said in a tweet: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019
According to DownDetector, thousands of users around the world were reporting outages with Europe and North America most impacted.
Earlier this year, an outage lasting as long as 24 hours that hit Facebook services was blamed on a “server configuration change.”
The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant, which reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications.