The majority of users are unable to access WhatsApp, Instagram, or Facebook. Several people have reported an outage on various services on Twitter. All three services were showing an error that was refreshing at the time of writing this post. Instagram says it “couldn’t refresh the feed” while WhatsApp isn’t transmitting or receiving messages. Similarly, it takes an eternity for the Facebook page to load.
WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram are down: Is it hacking attack on Facebook or some engineer made an error?
According to Downdetector, there are difficulties with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, basically Mark Zuckerburg Down.
“We’re aware that some individuals are having difficulties accessing our applications and products,” a Facebook
spokeswoman wrote India Today Tech regarding the outage.
We’re working hard to restore normalcy as soon as possible, and
we apologize For any inconvenience.”
Marcus Hutchins, a cybersecurity specialist known on Twitter under the name MalwareTech, has ruled out the prospect of a worldwide cyber strike. “Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down due to a BGP configuration issue,” MalwareTech writes in a tweet, adding, “which means it’s just a matter of time before someone tweets a pew map screenshot and claims it’s a worldwide cyber assault.”
WhatsApp has acknowledged the outage on Twitter with a similarly worded message “We’re aware that some individuals are having problems with WhatsApp right now. We’re attempting to restore normalcy and will provide an update as soon as possible. Thank you for being so patient!”
Facebook’s Twitter handle has now tweeted, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
BGP routes have also been removed from the Internet, according to Dane Knecht, Senior VP of Cloudflare.
In addition, Instagram’s official communication handle tweeted, “Instagram and friends are having some problems right now, and you might be having trouble utilizing them. Please bear with us; we’re working on it! #instagramdown.”
WhatsApp users are experiencing difficulties with the app as well as sending messages, according to Downdetector statistics. Almost 9,000 crash reports for WhatsApp may be found on the Downdetector website.
When it comes to Instagram, Downdetector, a company that analyses services and websites, reports that over 8,000 users have reported problems. The problem is stated to be related to the server connection. Similarly, over 4,000 users reported the Facebook service outage on Downdetector, with the service claiming a problem with the website, app, and server connectivity.
While it may be too early to tell, this appears to be a DNS server outage. A timeout occurs when a refresh request is sent to Facebook or Instagram via the website or app. We’ll update the content whenever we hear from Facebook regarding the outage.
Messenger, another Facebook property, is also offline, according to Downdetector. Messenger users, like Instagram users, will be unable to send or receive messages.