‘Lizard Squad’ claims credit of unexpected Facebook outage

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site along with their photo sharing website, Instagram’ suffered an unexpected outage all around the world for one hour on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

The ‘social networking king’ later issued a statement which claimed that it was an internal technical error which resulted in the temporary outage.

Millions of web and mobile users all over the globe faced problems while logging into Facebook.

Lizard Squad

In the midst of these issues, a hacker group named ‘Lizard Squad’ which has been earlier associated with some other high profile hacking attacks claimed the credit for the temporary outages.

But Facebook denied the claims of ‘Lizard Squad’, and they told that no outside party is involved in the outages.

As per Facebook, the unexpected outage is not the result of a third party attack, instead it occurred after a newly introduced change in the system. They added that the website is now back in full swing with 100 percent functionality.

The outage was reported at 22.10 PST. The services were restored within one hour by the Facebook technical team.

People who logged into Facebook during this time were welcomed with a message, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can”.

‘Lizard Squad’ is not a new name in the hacking arena. They have proclaimed their presence last month by hacking Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox LiveNetwork.

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