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Come join in on the facebook is down chat thread.

We'll be taking over the forum here until facebook is back up when we will then still be here. :D :D :D

I'm laughing my socks off.

I rate Russian ransomware attack and they're negotiating via NSA and Putin. They'll be back online within a day tops.
 
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Oh yeah never thought of that! I apologise for my immediate excitement to those who may find work on there.

However, mwahahaaaaa for Zuckerberg. I bet he'll be doing an allnighter.
 
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Facebook is sort of coming back online now, some features totally broken.

Whatsapp still down. Instagram? - Anybody use that? lol

Lost 36 billion USD over this outage an the Pandora papers leaked just now.
 
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Just checked Facebook and I’ve still got no friends 🙃so definitely not working for me, WhatsApp is something I got for some reason and people send messages I’ll read them one day
 
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Facebook does not matter that-much, while some of us might have references there, by now all mine customers are on recommendation and I cant be even bothered to print business cards for last seven years.
What's causing me far more trouble is lack of Whatsapp, as I have condemned wiring today and I like the fact that WhatsApp backs-up mine messages. I have send by SMS too, but as SMS backup is easy to edit, it does not count as liability claim.
Although I like the ability to use its web-interface for mine certs
While I do not think every hacker that is claimed to be Russian is actually russian (personally if I have hacked facebook or any Majour organisation, I would pretend I was Russian to make finding me harder, however I like the fact that Russian hackers started to apply pressure between themselves not to hack important life-facilities (after the Irish hospital case):
But its nice to have a problem not related to Brexit or Covid for once
 
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Just to let you know according to rumbler (russian IT portal) with mine limited language skill It was caused by fault on a DNS server update list propagation (DNS list was updated to non-existing adresses/routes) and delayed because technicians couldnt log into servers remotely for the same reason and had to go to the data-centers in person... According to Russians there was no hacking involved... (I had to say it that way)
 
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Have you calmed down a bit now, @Dan ?

I know you have no love for Facebook, but that’s the quickest response to anything I’ve seen in a long time….

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Boooooo it's back up. Bugger!

If they had hard copies of data being syphned off every few days, they could have had a ransomware attack and just closed all traffic, reverted DNS for a bit, switched the servers round to ones they know don't have the [insert how they got into facebook here] on it, then run some checks and bring them back online.

There's no way DNS would effect three websites using multiple domains and routing, all at the same time.

I'm calling BS on this one. But they've said FU to the Russians and had already got contingencies for this.
 
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I admit I read Facebook… don’t post much myself but I have a Facebook page for business that my wife updates…
Most of my customers use Facebook over any other social media for a number of reasons.

1. Facebook tends to attract older users. (My customer demographic) Kids are more into TikTok and whatever.

2. The Borders are 20 years behind the rest of the country regarding technology.

😉
 
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It has its uses to be fair mate but I avoid it like the plague. All new social media I give a wide berth to. Though my daughter is was into TikTok I'm trying to get her to work on her website/blog a bit more. I think Santa might be bringing something that'll have Adobe Photoshop on it this year, she seems to want to do things like that. Design things.

I'm glad it's all back to normal for the businesses, and whatsapp my mum uses so need that knocking about. She rang me poor sod, said she had broke her internet and can I fix it, basically over the phone using magic I guess :D
 
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Further analysis

so, basically the internet is like 1 big sewer. it can only handle so much sh!t before blocking up.
 
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so, basically the internet is like 1 big sewer. it can only handle so much sh!t before blocking up.
Exactly. Putting incorrect BGP Routes into the head router(s) and allowing them to propagate throughout the system caused other routers to identify ALL the routes from them as DOWN , to stop the route information flooding all the bandwidth ( if routers cannot find routes, they keep trying, hence the dead timers)

Why this was done on Monday morning, and not tested correctly in a lab environment is a question I would like to hear .... this is the official party line though
 
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Did they try turning it off, and switching it back on again?
They probably did, but it still takes time to boot up devices, and for the BGP tables to rebuild with the correct routes

Rebooting can also start other shitstorms, as devices this size are rarely rebooted, and you are on the hook for those issues that were dormant while routers were up
 
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They probably did, but it still takes time to boot up devices, and for the BGP tables to rebuild with the correct routes

Rebooting can also start other shitstorms, as devices this size are rarely rebooted, and you are on the hook for those issues that were dormant while routers were up
could youpossibly translate your posts into English so that us peasants can understand what you are on about?
 

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