The websites of popular social media networks Facebook and Instagram appeared to be down for at least 40 minutes on Tuesday due to a technical outage. Lizard Squad, a hacking group, is reportedly behind the attack.
The mobile versions of both sites were not available either.
“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” said a message on the Facebook site.
The hacker group, which on Monday attacked the website of Malaysia Airlines, claimed responsibility for the social media outage.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) January 27, 2015
The hashtag #facebookdown has recently appeared on Twitter. The hashtag already tops Worldwide Trends on Twitter.
The websites of the Tinder matchmaking mobile app and Hipchat instant messaging are also down.
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