Frustrated users were without Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on Monday night. The fault is with the company itself.
Millions of users around the world had to find other things to do then the three giants He was off work for more than six hours on Monday.
What was special about Facebook’s long downtime this time around is that the problems affected not only users of the apps, but also employees of the company itself, he writes. Tech Crunch.
They did not enter the offices, nor were they allowed to do any work because the downtime also affected the internal systems.
From night to Tuesday, Facebook has had an update on its downtime in a blog post on Facebook Engineering. There, they confirmed that the downtime also affected many of the company’s internal tools and systems, according to Reuters.
Facebook reported that the downtime was due to changes in the configuration of the underlying network routers that coordinate network traffic between data centers.
The error had severe consequences for how our data centers communicate, resulting in a complete shutdown.
Facebook also writes that there is no indication that user data was leaked as a result of the downtime.
We would like to stress that we currently believe the downtime was due to errors in configuration changes.
According to TechCrunch, a Cloudflare security expert says Facebook has disappeared in a series of alleged BGP updates.
The Border Gateway Protocol is the system that networks use to find the fastest way to send data over the Internet to another network. The updates were called “withdrawals,” messages to the Internet that Facebook was shutting down. You could say that Facebook has isolated itself from the rest of the internet, and because of the way Facebook is structured, the bug has taken Instagram WhatsApp and Facebook messenger in the process of scraping.
Why BGP methods have been discontinued, so no one has an answer yet. When users eventually found out that the apps weren’t working, problems with DNS and Domain Name System were reported.
This is the system that according to IT-ekspert Torgeir Waterhouse It translates domains we can understand, like Facebook.com, into readable addresses that make the page work.
With no way to access Facebook’s servers, apps and browsers have been shut down due to what looks like DNS issues.
Matthew Prince of technology firm Cloudflare wrote on Twitter that there was no indication that it was an attack that led to the problems. He wrote earlier on Tuesday that he believes the most likely reason is that Facebook accidentally shut down itself due to maintenance.
Network security expert Brian Cribson, As quoted by Reuters, he wrote that something or someone inside Facebook prompted the company to reset important data that tells computers how to find Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp online.
He quotes again Kentik analyst Doug Madhuri who recorded that someone on Facebook made a change to the BGP files mentioned at a certain time on Monday.
More common explanation: Facebook has removed the map that tells the world’s computers how to find it. If you type Facebook.com in the search field, the browser will have no idea where to find Facebook.com, and an error message is sent again.
The downturn that affected millions of users worldwide came less than a day after whistleblower Frances Hogan, a former Facebook employee, appeared on the TV show 60 Minutes on Facebook. CBS.
Federal authorities have warned that Facebook’s own research shows that the company’s practices contribute to cyber hate, disinformation and political unrest, but Facebook withholds the information. Leaks were known before, but only now Haugen has appeared.
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