Kolkata; 04 October, 2021: Social Media operations of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp server down for 6 hours without any prior notice to the users losing almost 7 Billion USD.
According to the tweet of a security researcher Facebook admin panel has been reported with higher amount of vulnerability in system. Almost 1.5 billion Facebook data was compromised in this case. It is assumed that to patch the found vulnerability the internal security audit team has to change the algorithms of the program in the server.
The company quoted “We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back into normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience." They have also included "apologies tu everyone who hasn't been able to use WhatsApp today. We are starting to you slowly and carefully get WhatsApp working again. Thank you so much for your patience we will continue to keep you updated when we have more information to share."
After being down for almost six hours WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram could restore their services and have twitted apologies for not being accessible to mass user for such a long time.