Facebook was not hacked – Mark Zuckerberg Explains and Apologizes

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Facebook was not hacked – Mark Zuckerberg Explains and Apologizes

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Facebook, has apologized after his social media platform was down for many hours.

On Monday, the social networking site, WhatsApp, and Instagram were all down for more than seven hours, and the CEO apologized after watching his net worth plummet by $6.1 billion in a single day.

On Facebook, he sent a short remark that said: “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are now operational again. Sorry for the inconvenience today; I understand how important it is for you to keep connected with the people you care about.”

Facebook has blamed the broad outage on a “faulty configuration change,” implying that they were not hacked and that it was not caused by human mistake.

After thousands of customers reported disruptions shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, the platforms stated on Twitter that they were aware of the difficulties and were trying to repair them.

From late Monday evening, users were able to access Facebook and Instagram, while WhatsApp said its services were “up and functioning at 100 percent” as of 3.30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Facebook was not hacked - Mark Zuckerberg Explains and Apologizes
Facebook was not hacked – Mark Zuckerberg Explains and Apologizes

The outage is believed to have been caused by a “faulty configuration modification” on Facebook’s routers.

“Our engineering teams have discovered that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers produced issues that disrupted this communication,” the company said in a statement.

Our services came to a halt as a result of the disturbance in network traffic, which had a cascade effect on the way our data centers communicated.

“We want to be clear that the fundamental cause of this outage is currently believed to be an erroneous configuration modification. We also have no evidence that any user information was compromised as a result of the outage.”
The platform stated that it was working to learn more about the outage so that it could “improve our infrastructure’s resilience.”

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Facebook apologized for the downtime and thanked its millions of users around the world “for bearing with us” in a statement posted to Twitter at 11:31 p.m. on Monday.

Facebook was not hacked - Mark Zuckerberg Explains and Apologizes

It read: “We apologize to the vast community of individuals and companies who rely on us all across the world.

“We’ve been working hard to get our applications and services back up, and we’re glad to announce that they’re currently available. Thank you for your patience. Facebook was not hacked – Mark Zuckerberg

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