Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down worldwide, it’s panic online

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Users worldwide are experiencing problems while accessing Facebook services, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

Users worldwide are not able to access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services due to a BGP problems. Users attempting to visit the above services are displaying “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.”

The mobile applications of the social network giant and its Tor hidden services are also not working.

At the time of this writing, it is unclear if the outage is the result of a technical issue or it is the result of a cyber attack against the infrastructure of the social network giant.

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Source outage.report

John Graham-Cumming, CTO at Cloudflare, reported that some minutes before Facebook’s DNS outage began they observed a large number of BGP changes for Facebook’s ASN a circumstance that suggests BGP routing problems.

“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.” Facebook communications executive Andy Stone wrote on Twitter.

Stay tuned for more info …

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, social network)

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