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Facebook, Instagram deny DDoS attack behind global outage

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and its related services including and faced global outage over the last 24 hours. As its services as back, the has denied any DDoS (denial of service) attack as the cause behind the outage.

While acknowledging the outage, confirmed that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack, reported. Such an issue occurs when an attacker floods a network with traffic to overload and shut it down.

Meanwhile, Telegram benefited from Facebook's agony. The secure messaging service reportedly added three million new users when the and its family of apps were struggling with the outage.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 19:25 IST