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Facebook denies claims that a cyberattack caused the recent outage

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I’m sure by now many of you have heard about the hour-long outage that Facebook and Instagram suffered a few hours ago, and while the infamous hacking group known as Lizard Squad has tried to claim responsibility for the outage, Facebook has shot them down, saying that it was an internal glitch, not a cyberattack that caused the outage.

Access to Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, was blocked around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outside attack. The outage at Facebook, which started around 0600 GMT, appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or block traffic to other major Internet sites, according to web and mobile user reports from around the globe. U.S.-based online match-making site Tinder, a unit of IAC/InterActive Corp, and Hipchat, the workplace instant- messaging service of Australian enterprise software company Atlassian, were also down around the same period, but recovered.

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