Millions of Facebook users witnessed the attack on Facebook. Anonymous hackers claimed that they were behind the attack. But later they published that they were trolling.
People got so scared, that some decided to call the emergency hotline 911.
The 911 service posted that they do not know what caused the 30 minutes break on Facebook.
Facebook data stolen
Facebook holds millions of private records, including pictures, videos and secret messages. People were afraid that the attack on Facebook, might have caused a Facebook leak which hold the personal information of millions of Facebook users. As far as we know, no Facebook data was stolen during the attack on Facebook.
Users trying to reach Facebook receive a page with the message “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”
The Facebook service provides a page to a total of 1.23 billion users per day. Just image the amount of data that is collected by Facebook.
This was the note on the Facebook developers page:
“Traffic and error-rates are almost back to normal after a coordinated intervention by our engineering teams. We are now monitoring the situation and we have our best engineers determining the root-cause of this issue that affected much of our web fleet. We apologize for any inconvenience and we aim to ensure that this issue does not repeat.”