Facebook, Instagram and WhatApp are all experiencing outages, preventing users from accessing the apps.
Figures suggest there has been a partial outage across its apps since 4pm GMT. The issue is impacting all of Facebook’s apps.
“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,” the company posted on Twitter, adding that the outages were not due to a DSoS attack.
We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
DSoS is short for distributed denial of service, a cyber attack by which multiple computers flood a website’s servers in an attempt to take it offline.
Facebook said it is working to fix the issue.
The website Downdetector.com has received over 10,000 outage reports which show outages across the North and South America, as well as Europe.
It is not yet known what has caused the outages.
The hashtags #facebookdown and #instagramdown are both trending on Twitter as hundreds have taken to the site to complain they are unable to log into their accounts.
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