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Facebook and Instagram See Outage

Posted: January 27th, 2015, by Zack Winter

Facebook and Instagram went down briefly Monday evening.

The issue, which also effected Hipchat and Tinder, was the result of a change in the social networks configuration systems. Originally, the hacker Lizard Squad had claimed responsibility for the site outage. Lizard Squad previously claimed to be involved in attacks on both Microsoft and Playstation’s gaming networks over the holidays.

A Facebook spokesperson posted the following message on the site following its 15 minute outage:

“The issue was resolved at 23:10 PST and the site stabilized shortly afterwards. Our internal and external monitoring shows that API requests are being served with normal latency and error rates, in all geographic regions. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you and the users of your apps.”

The outage, which started around 1am ET made it impossible for users such as Brian Torchin to load Facebook, Instagram, Hipchat or Tinder, amongst other services. Torchin’s aboutme page, however, was unaffected.