Facebook And Instagram Down, Lizard Squad Takes Responsibility

Not many of us would have seen Facebook going down in the past, thanks to their proactive engineers who look after the site 24/7. However, for the first time in many months, Facebook and Instagram went down globally on Tuesday night, leaving millions of social media junkies frustrated. According to reports, every time someone tried to log into Facebook, a messaged stating “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it, and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” popped up.

Users from Asia, United States, Europe and Australia said that they were not able to log in to Facebook and Instagram for close to an hour. When millions of Facebook users around the globe couldn’t find any other way to get rid of this problem, they took to Twitter, the social media rival of Facebook, to vent out their frustration. Twitter witnessed huge traffic after this incident, with innumerable people putting up statuses using the following hashtag“#facebookdown”.

People responded to this unusual outage differently.
Some resorted to humour:-

While some took to the traditional way:

There were, however, some thoughtful tweets as well:

For some this was akin to a catastrophe:

When reporters tried to get in touch with Facebook representatives for updates on this issue, Charlene Chian, the spokeswoman of the company, came forward and clarified everything. She was heard saying, “We are very much aware of the fact that people around the world are having trouble logging into Instagram and Facebook.” She further added that the company was trying its best to sort out all issues as quickly as possible.
And all issues were in fact sorted out as quickly as possible, for the outage didn’t last longer than 52 minutes, and the world became an ideal place to live in, once again. As soon as both Instagram and Facebook started working properly, people showed their happiness, much like their sorrows on Twitter.

Here are some of the tweets:

Even though, the representatives of Facebook clarified soon after the outage that it happened due to a new update, a hacking group named Lizard Squad took responsibility for the same. Reports suggest that Instagram, Facebook, Myspace, Tinder, HipChat and AIM were affected by this attack.

Facebook, however, has clarified that Lizard Squad has nothing to do with this outage.

Bhupendra Sharma

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