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Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage

IANS  |  New Delhi 

ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, and Messenger, which suffered service outage for hours on Wednesday.

Users across the globe experienced problems sending messages on Facebook's messaging apps and The social networking giant's image-sharing website also suffered service disruptions.

After users reported about the inconvenience faced by them on the websites and mobile apps, took to to respond, "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible."

The tech confirmed that the problem was not related to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack.

"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," Facebook informed the users, who believed the service disruption could be a "cyber atatck".

Although the users could open Facebook and mobile apps, they experienced troubles uploading posts, say reports.

made their way to to complain about the hours-long service disruption with hashtags such as "#FacebookDown", "#InstagramDown" and "#Whatsapp".

Meanwhile, the outage became the butt of jokes on Several Facebook users took to the micro-blogging website to tickle their funny bone with satirical comments, jokes and memes.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 06:00 IST