facebook-audience-networkAccording to an earlier report, it was suggested that Facebook and Instagram’s brief time offline could have been due to an attack by the Lizard Squad hacker group who probably launched a DDoS attack on the services affected. For those who might be worried that this could be the tip of the iceberg and that more damage could have been done, you can rest assured.

Facebook has since released a statement to The Verge claiming that the downtime was not a hack, but rather a change made on Facebook’s end that affected their systems, causing them to go offline. According to Facebook, it was “not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.”

The services affected include Facebook itself, Messenger (naturally), Instagram, Tinder, AIM, MySpace, and Hipchat. It is unclear as to why the other services were affected since they aren’t owned or operated by Facebook, but it has been suggested that it could have been a domino effect from Facebook going offline that caused problems with Facebook’s identity services, either that or it was just pure coincidence.

In any case all the affected services appear to have gone back online. The outage was rather brief and lasted for about an hour, so some of you guys might have missed it or not even know it was down at all.

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