Facebook discards an attack and blame the 'blackout' on Monday to a technical error

Facebook discarded this Tuesday that the world's 'blackout' of its services for six hours on Monday was caused by a computer attack and attributed it to a te

Facebook discards an attack and blame the 'blackout' on Monday to a technical error

Facebook discarded this Tuesday that the world's 'blackout' of its services for six hours on Monday was caused by a computer attack and attributed it to a technical error caused by the company itself.

At an entrance in the Corporate Blog, the Facebook Infrastructure Vice President, Santosh Janardhan, said that the fall of services "was not caused by malicious activity, but for an error caused by ourselves."

Facebook fall and platforms of their property (Instagram, whatsapp and messenger) began minutes before 14.00 GMT on Monday and left millions of Internet users without service, who went to specialized portals such as Dwndetector to denounce the situation .

Hours later, the Chief Executive Director and co-founder of the social network, Mark Zuckerberg, apologized publicly.

According to Menlo Park (California, USA), the efforts that the company itself has been doing during the last years to restrict access to systems and protect it before possible external attackers were one of the causes that slowed the time of response To solve the fall.

"I think if the price to pay for greater security of the system on day to day is a slower recovery of services, it's worth it," Janardhan said on the blog.

This same Tuesday, just a day after the blackout of services, an expenseweed of the company testified before a Senate Subcommittee on the US after the leaks that herself did in the last days the Wall Street Journal and after revealing his identity In an interview issued on Sunday with the 60 minutes program of the CBS channel.

Frances Haugen said before the Senators that Facebook puts its benefits to the safety of users and hides that their platforms are harmful to minors, encourage social division and weaken democracy.

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 07:01

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