We ran into an issue while updating the configuration of one of our software systems. Not long after we made the change, some people started to have trouble accessing Facebook. We quickly spotted and fixed the problem, and in less than 30 minutes Facebook was back to 100% for everyone. This doesn't happen often, but when it does we make sure we learn from the experience so we can make Facebook that much more reliable. Nothing is more important to us than making sure Facebook is there when people need it, and we apologize to anyone who may have had trouble connecting.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Facebook was down worldwide for a half hour, and it was widely suspected to be due to a DDoS attack on the popular social media site. But - as usual - it was Pinkston's Law at work. Here's an official spokes-droid's statement:
Posted by Steve Pinkston at 7:37 AM