Facebook and Instagram, as well as messaging service WhatsApp, are back up and running again after several hours out of service.
The Facebook team has reported the problem has been caused by a change in the configuration of the backbone routers responsible for coordinating traffic between the company's data centers.
In addition, the giant assures user data has not been compromised as a result of the incident.
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Recently several media outlets have reported the personal information of more than 1.5 billion Facebook users is for sale on a hacker forum. However, later in the article it is clarified that the data was obtained by scraping and has nothing to do with the hacking of the social network.
As a result of yesterday's crash, a large number of users started downloading alternative applications such as Telegram, which also resulted in their services being slowed down due to the heavy workload.
The recent Facebook service outage has negatively affected Mark Zuckerberg's finances, as Facebook shares have fallen by 4.89%, causing the company's CEO to lose around $6 billion.