Most Brazilians should not have noticed, but on the morning of Tuesday (27) the Facebook, Instagram and Tinder had one of the largest outages in recent years. The servers of services were down for a period between 45 minutes and 1 hour, starting at around 4 this morning. Those responsible for doing? The known group of Lizard Squad hackers.
The group is the same responsible for taking the air network games PSN PlayStation, and this time they also assumed responsibility for the alleged attack to servers using your Twitter account. The Lizard Squad members are very active in recent days, when did a deface the website of MALASYA- Airlines. But take three large air services is much more complicated than changing the home page of the site of an airline – and the group declined to give details of the said attack.
The official Instagram profile on Twitter confirmed the outage, saying they were “working on a fix”, but shortly after the tweet was mysteriously deleted from the account. Already a spokesman for Facebook told the BBC that a configuration error was responsible for the unavailability and dismissed the alleged attack.
In addition to the known sites have also been affected AOL Instant Messenger and Hipchat chat application. In a later tweet they also say they have taken down the MySpace site, but it is unclear if he actually went off the air or if it’s just a joke of the group. Also according to the group, Twitter was not only one of the targets chosen by them for the service is used for the group to communicate with the world.
The last time that Instagram was both unavailable time was at the time of its acquisition by Facebook, which saw the exchange servers. Facebook already was not so long off the air since September 2010, when a configuration error did the site become unavailable for at least 2 hours. Already the last DDoS attack took place in 2009 and at the time the site was down for about half an hour.
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