What happened? In a classic situation where you never thought things would get any worse, Facebook is under pressure and its suite of apps just had their worst breakup since 2019. It took about six hours to resolve the issues, during which time the internet got into trouble. Mark Zuckerberg lost more than $6 billion.
The issue started on Monday just before noon ET when people reported they couldn't access Facebook, Instagram, Messenger or WhatsApp - even the Oculus app and website were affected. It takes approximately six hours for normal service to resume.
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The issues don't only affect Facebook apps. The company said it also affected several intercom tools and systems. There are reports that employees are not working in Facebook offices because their pass cards are not working. Some of them told The Verge that they have to use their Outlook email accounts to communicate with colleagues. Those who tried to access business tools like Google Docs with their email address also found that they were locked out. These issues mean that it took longer to diagnose and fix the problem. Congratulations, you made it to the next round pic.twitter.com/hviCZfG8q9- drey (Dreymwangi) October 4, 2021
Facebook has now apologized for this and explained what the problem is. He says a change in the configuration of the core routers, which coordinate network traffic between the company's data centers, was to blame. Cloudflare Senior Vice President Dane Kensht tweeted that Facebook Border Gate Protocol (BGP) routes, which find the best route for traffic, have been abruptly removed from the Internet.
Facebook DNS and other services are down. It looks like their BGP tracks have been removed from the internet. Cloudflare 184.108.40.206 suffered a huge defeat in the last 20 minutes.- Don Kensht (@dok2001) October 4, 2021
Security reporter Brian Krebs described it as "a routine BGP update that was performed incorrectly."
"Without BGP notifications for your DNS name servers, DNS is crashing = no one can find you on the internet. Like in WhatsApp btw. Facebook is basically removing itself from its platform. It has changed." Head of the Security Operations Center.
Facebook has apologized for the phone outage, saying there is no evidence that user information has been affected. She's currently dealing with a report from the Wall Street Journal showing that the company knows how bad Instagram is on the mental health of teenage girls. A whistleblower is also set to testify to US senators that Facebook prefers revenue over doing work that is beneficial to the public.
According to Bloomberg, recent bad publicity and cuts have led to the sale of Facebook shares. It lowered its price by 4.9 percent on Monday, wiping out more than $6 billion from Mark Zuckerberg's personal fortune, putting him fourth among Bill Gates as a billionaire.
Mark Zuckerberg is back online more than 6 hours later, Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion in compensation.