Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world

 Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world

 

 Instagram is markedly worse: for some users, posts aren’t loading, Instagram Stories are down, and direct messages and the button to post new content are also not working. Facebook page has also been down however if you did not know Facebook is owned by Facebook

About an hour after users first noted the outage, Facebook responded on Twitter. It also noted that “the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.

Meanings of what DDoS means if you did not know

Distributed DoS attack. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.

 

While a DoS attack may involves one single computer just running a DoS “tool,” a DDoS attack is often much more sophisticated. DDoS attacks are usually carried out from within botnets. A botnet is a group of computers that have been rounded up against their will, usually because of a virus or something else.

 

It now looks like Oculus is also down.

Oculus is Virtual reality gaming and TV which is also connected to Facebook.

They also did the VR rig for Samsung Gear headset.

 

 

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