Facebook Says App Issues Were not ‘Related to Cyber Attacks’

The four main applications owned by Facebook suffered several hours of outages on Wednesday, but the social media company rejected all claims and ruled out cyber attacks as the reason.

Users of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger were reporting problems while using the platforms from about 9 am (1600 GMT), the website DownDetector.com informed.

The tech giant acknowledged the problem a couple of hours later.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” Facebook said on Twitter, before adding that “the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”

A denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of cyber attack where the perpetrator throws more traffic at a site or service than it can handle, jamming the platform.

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