You might have noticed that between 6:10 AM and 7:10 AM GMT that Facebook and Instagram were down. That also took down anything that used Facebook credentials to log in. That caused many on the web to comment on Twitter:
One interesting thing that happened is that the infamous hacker group know as “The Lizard Squad” claimed responsibility for the outage:
However, Facebook came out with a statement denying any sort of attack. Here’s what they said via CNBC:
“Earlier today many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram,” a company statement, emailed to CNBC, said.
“This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100 percent for everyone.”
So, did Facebook get pwned and they’re not admitting to it, or did they really screw up? Only Facebook knows the truth on that front. But at least they’re up and the world can relax and can go back to reading mundane status updates and having their personal data mined to help to line Facebook’s pockets.