Facebook says it caused fault that sent services offline

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Social networking websites Facebook and Instagram are offline this afternoon around 12 PM IST. As a result millions of users couldn’t access to their accounts in the sties and the users in some countries had difficulties in accessing photo sharing app Instagram too.

A spokesperson from Facebook clarified as quoted by The Verge, “not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.” Initially all the eyes went on to the popular hacking group Lizard Squad, but the Twitter profile of the group posted like this:

Facebook down

The Facebook spokesperson added further saying that the services are reactivated after fixing the problem and now they are available for everyone. Since the eyes went on to Lizard Squad, one of the group members posted a pic:

Meanwhile when Facebook was down for a few minutes, an outrage was seen in another site, Twitter flooded with the Tweets related to #FacebookDown and many funny comments were seen on the site, and still the hash tag is seen trending in th site.

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