After a number of its employees were made redundant to be The reason for the dysfunction that hit the social media giant Cyber attacks, Facebook has revealed the reason that has deprived more than 3 billion people in the world of the services of the famous company.
.وضحت Facebook In a statement released today Tuesday, improper parameter settings were the main reason for the malfunction that prevented 3.5 billion users from accessing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for about six hours.
He also explained, according to what Reuters reported, that “his engineering teams discovered that changes to the main” routers “that coordinate traffic between data centers caused problems which led to the disruption. of communication “.
It should be noted that the outage of its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services occurred around 12:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. GMT), and then the services began to gradually return at around 5:45 p.m. EST.
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Second shot in hours
In addition, the resounding blackout, which occurred in the last few hours, was the second blow to Facebook in two days, after being accused on Sunday of repeatedly preferring profit to cracking down on hate speech and disinformation. .
As its share fell 4.9%, its biggest daily loss since last November, against the backdrop of a broader sell-off of tech stocks on Monday, with the global influx of competing apps like Twitter and Tik Tok.
While the stock rose about half a percentage point post-close, following the resumption of services.