Facebook Tweets That Service Is Restored

Some users still experiencing problems

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Earlier today social media came to a screeching halt, as both Twitter and Facebook were down for long periods of time. This left most people just staring at their screens, there were even reports of some people actually working. Oh the humanity!

But in all seriousness, Facebook just sent out the following tweet which explains their downtime:

Facebook status tweet

For those of you unfamilair with a denial-of-service attack, here’s the defintion from Wikipedia:

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.

It seems that the individuals behind the DoS attack were successful with their attack, as Facebook was pretty much useless for hours today. Even though Facebook says that the service is now restored, I’m still getting several error messages while doing common things (e.g. posting links, visiting fan pages, clicking photos… etc) Anyone else having any of these issues? Below you can see a few of the error messages I’ve received:

Facebook Error Message

Facebook Error Message

It’s unclear at this time when Facebook will be back to its normal, fully functioning, self… but we hope it’s soon.

Facebook Tweets That Service Is Restored
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  • Cheryl Farris

    still have no service

  • http://www.pcdisorder.com david miron

    Sort of feels like your hometown is under terrorist attack. Check out my CARTOON at http://www.pcdisorder.com/2009/08/denial-of-twirvice.html

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