Yesterday at around 5:40pm, facebook, whatsapp, instagram and other Applications went into an outage and here is the reasons why facebook and other applications stopped working. Mark Zuckerberg the CEO and founder of facebook lost over $7 billion in wealth on the stock market. Other applications like oculus, VR, messenger also stopped working amidst the outage.
The company employees could not work at all following the outage since their badges couldn’t work. This comes at the same time an anti-free speech Democrat whistleblower called on Facebook to censor more Americans.
“Facebook’s outage appears to be caused by DNS; however that’s a just symptom of the problem,” says Troy Mursch, chief research officer of cyberthreat intelligence company Bad Packets.
The fundamental issue, Mursch says—and other experts agree. —is that Facebook has withdrawn the so-called Border Gateway Protocol route that contains the IP addresses of its DNS nameservers. If DNS is the internet’s phone book, BGP is its navigation system; it decides what route data takes as it travels the information superhighway.
“You can think of it like a game of telephone,” but instead of people playing, it’s smaller networks letting each other know how to reach them, says Angelique Medina, director of product marketing at the network monitoring firm Cisco ThousandEyes. “They announce this route to their neighbor and their neighbor will propagate it out to their peers.”
The Verge reports:
The outage started just before noon ET on Monday. It was the most significant outage for Facebook since a 2019 incident took its site offline for more than 24 hours. Journalist Brian Krebs cites a trusted source who told him the incident didn’t have any malicious origins. Instead, they said it started with a routine BGP update that went wrong. This wiping out the DNS routing information that Facebook needs so that other networks can find its sites.