WOW, its really shocking to know this, but you know things happen you cant be invincible always Facebook proved it.
Sites go down…!!!
Based on the news and twitter posts: The world’s biggest social networking site Facebook went down temporarily in parts of Europe, with users in some countries outside the region also reporting problems.
Countries affected included:India, Ireland, UK, Pakistan and South Korea.
If there were any more countries affected please share??
Statement from Facebook:
“Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe,” Facebook said in a statement. “The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Many places we have read different reasons why it was down, but i think the news from CERN has it correct.
CERT.be: the federal cyber emergency team for Belgium, said:
Facebook was hit by a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack.
But facebook returned with a statement, that the site was unavailable in Europe because of technical difficulties, and had been restored, according to news reports.
They were not willing to respond to a request for a comment on the outage.
The outage in may countries were delayed by 30min – 2hrs, so it was not a big deal, they are back online now!!!
It seems from news that Facebook had another outage in February, a day after filing for its initial public offering.