Coming in high on the list of “vague answers for major issues” is Facebook’s explanation for yesterday’s huge outage of the social media site, along with sister services Instagram and Messenger. The company (which did not accuse Russia of hacking the world’s biggest social network contrary to Lindsay Lohan’s accusations) blamed the outage on a “server configuration change” and said its systems are “recovering”. It’s an explanation that clears up – well, nothing at all.
Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
Yesterday, some users had been speculating that the issue had to do with a “route leak”. As Techcrunch wrote yesterday:
At least one security firm thinks the culprit of the Facebook outage could…