Facebook finally ends daylong outage, blames server change

Facebook finally ends daylong outage, blames server change

Facebook finally ends daylong outage, blames server change

"We made a server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues", Facebook says in a story with USA Today.

Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for the platform's longest-ever outage, which also affected Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp users worldwide. "We're very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience".

The company said the outage which, affected users across Australia, Europe, Japan, North and South America, insisted that it was not due to a "distributed denial of service" or DDoS attack, a type of attack that hackers use to interrupt service to a site.

Telegram has a more modest userbase, with 200 million monthly active users as of last March. It also affected people on the West Coast, including in Portland.

People took to Twitter to complain about the downtime.

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Instagram service resumed shortly after midnight, the app tweeted from its official Twitter account.

"Instagram is down, so I have no choice but to post this picture of Watson on a grassy hillside here instead", wrote another user, posting a picture of a pet dog. Dan Patterson, senior producer at CNET, told CBSN that cybersecurity experts were unable to shed light on the issue.

While the outage continued, The New York Times reported that USA prosecutors had launched a criminal investigation into the social network's practice of sharing users' data with companies without letting them know.

The New York Times recently reported that Facebook is putting a ton of resources into its own blockchain-fuelled payment system that could help it mitigate its reliance on advertising as its dominant source of revenue.

According to the report, a grand jury in NY has subpoenaed information from at least two major smartphone makers about such arrangements with Facebook. The company has a large campus of data centers in Prineville. And Spotify and Netflix reportedly were allowed to see user private message information.

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