Facebook Confirms Problems, DDoS Attack

Facebook Confirms Problems, DDoS Attack
from pcmag.com


by Chloe Albanesius

Facebook is the latest social networking site to experience difficulties this morning, though the company initially stopped short of confirming a denial-of-service attack. Later, however, the popular social-networking site changed its stance.

As a result, the site slightly altered a previously-issued statement.

"Earlier this morning, Facebook encountered network issues related to an apparent distributed denial of service attack, that resulted in degraded service for some users," the site said. "No user data was at risk and we have restored full access to the site for most users. We're continuing to monitor the situation to ensure that users have the fast and reliable experience they've come to expect from Facebook."

Previously, Facebook only referred to a "degraded site experience" without any reference to a denial-of-service attack.

Early Thursday morning, Facebook users experienced slow log-in times. Many who did manage to access their accounts experienced a "no network" pop-up message when trying to complete normal tasks such as posting status updates, accessing friends' pages, and sending messages.

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