08 March 2012

Facebook down for two hours in several countries

Facebook down in several countries mainly European countries on Wednesday for around two hours. It may be DDOS attack !

In a DDoS attack, hackers deliberately render servers inaccessible by overloading them with traffic. Such a barrage aimed at DNS servers can make it impossible to connect users to a website when they type the address.

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Social network website Facebook, which has around 850 million users worldwide.

Third parties suggested a problem with Facebook's European DNS servers may have been at the root. These machines connect the address "Facebook.com" with the actual content of the website, and during the outage attempts to contact to them as normal received no response.

DownRightNow, which monitors major web services, showed Facebook having suffered ongoing intermittent service until mid-afternoon.CERT.Be, a Belgian government agency, claimed that the outage was due to a DDoS hacker attack, but this has not been confirmed.

company said, “Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe,” Facebook said in a statement.

“The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

As a result, #facebookdown was the top trending hashtag in France on microblogging site Twitter on Wednesday.

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AbhiShek SinGh
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