Facebook down worldwide

Facebook down worldwide

Facebook goes down around the world for around 50 minutes as Lizard Hacker Group claims responsibility for bringing down big website for second time in two days.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook outage affects users globally

AP News Agency & other sources
27/01/2015

Facebook suffered a widespread outage Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible. The outage reportedly lasted for as long as 50 minutes.

Instagram said on its Twitter account that it was aware of an outage and is working on a fix.

There was no immediate statement from Facebook.

Facebook had 1.25 billion monthly active users at the end of September.

The Lizard Squad hacker group claimed responsibility.

The hacker group yesterday claimed responsibility for hacking Malaysian Airline's website (See here) and has previously claimed responsibility for hacking the Xbox and Playstation computer game devices during the Christmas holidays.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/world-updates/460817/facebook-outage-affects-users-globally

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/26/facebook-instagram-down-as-hacker-group-claims-responsibility/

Vocabulary

  • active users: users of a computer system who are using the system now, currently using the system -
  • aware (adj): knowing that something exists, or to have knowledge or experience of a particular thing - ทราบ, รับรู้
  • claim (noun): saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา
  • device (noun): a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job - อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ เครื่องจักร
  • fix: a solution to a problem, especially an easy or temporary one - การแก้ปัญหา
  • globally: throughout the world - ทั่วโลก
  • hack: to secretly find a way of looking at and/or changing information on somebody else's computer system without permission - เจาะเข้าโปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์อย่างผิดกฎหมาย
  • hacker: a person who secretly finds a way of looking at and/or changing information on somebody else's computer system without permission - ผู้ที่มีความชำนาญในการใช้คอมพิวเตอร์ไปในทางที่ผิดกฎหมาย เช่น แอบขโมยข้อมูลจากคอมพิวเตอร์ในเครือข่าย
  • immediate (adj): happening or done now, without any delay - ทันที; ทันทีทันใด
  • inaccessible: difficult or impossible to reach or get - ซึ่งเข้าไม่ถึง ซึ่งได้ยาก
  • last: to continue for a particular length of time - กินเวลา
  • outage (noun): a period of time when an electrical signal, an online service, etc., is unavailable - สัญญาณขาดหาย
  • reportedly: as reported (often used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true) - ตามที่รายงาน
  • responsibility: deserving to be blamed for something that has happened - ความรับผิดชอบ
  • social media: the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. - เครือข่ายสังคมออนไลน์
  • statement: something that you say or write that gives information or an opinion - แถลงการณ์, คำแถลง
  • widespread: happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people - อย่างแพร่หลาย
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