Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Facebook says it’s resolved outage issues and denies attack

Facebook says it’s resolved outage issues and denies attack

"We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering", the company said in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Facebook denied the outage was due to a cyber attack, though some have questioned if it wasn't an outage caused by a hacker.

The outage, which plagued Facebook's flagship service as well as Facebook-owned properties Instagram and WhatsApp, lasted for almost 14 hours, according to CNN.

Instead of selfies and status updates, many Facebook users got an error messageduring the outage that said: "Sorry, Something went wrong". Facebook product director Rob Leathern said on Twitter that people were also unable to access the social network's ad interfaces, which may exacerbate any lost revenue from the outage.

Instagram appears to be back up Thursday morning while its parent company, Facebook, goes into day two of issues with the social media platform.

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Facebook's shares fell almost 2 percent in morning trading on Thursday.

Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for the platform's longest-ever outage, which also affected Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp users worldwide. This is an important draw for people concerned with their privacy online, particularly in light of the fact that Facebook, Inc.is reportedly now under criminal investigation for secret data sharing deals. The company has a large campus of data centers in Prineville.

"As a result, many people had difficulty accessing our apps and services", Facebook said.

The prolonged disruption could have financial consequences for the company.

Facebook confirmed they were working to restore service in a tweet sent 1:49PM EST.

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