Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage


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By Subrat Patnaik and Eva Mathews, Reuters

Oct 4 (Reuters) – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages.

Security experts tracking the situation said the outage likely was triggered by a configuration error that left directions to Facebook servers unavailable. That could be the result of an internal mistake, though sabotage by an insider would be theoretically possible. An outside hack was viewed as less likely. Read more, click here.

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