Yesterday, for more than 6 hours, the services provided by Facebook, Instagram, Messenger or WhatsApp were unavailable. Facebook finally released a statement on the matter.
They appeared since yesterday SignalsThat one of the biggest and longest-running crashes in Facebook’s history was caused by hackers. Such reports have not yet been confirmed (and this also applies to the alleged sensation 1.5 billion data stolen Facebook users).
After a long silence, we finally received an official comment on the global meltdown. In the released statement, Facebook’s Vice President of Infrastructure wrote that the 6-hour failure was due to an internal error of the company’s engineers, who misconfigured the routers that route network traffic. Facebook apologizes for the inconvenience this caused.
To all the people and companies around the world who depend on us: We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the failure. (…) We will continue to work to understand exactly what happened and prevent such errors in the future.
We already know that the problem was due to changes in the configuration of the internal routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers. “This disruption to network traffic had a ripple effect, shutting down our services,” Santosh Janardhan said on Facebook’s official technology blog.
According to the data of the DownDetector platform, Facebook’s failure was the largest in the history of the operation of this site – more than 10.5 million reports were sent about the poor performance of FB services (more than 1.7 million, from the United States).
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