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Facebook Hacked (Knocked offline)
Facebook ^ | today | me

Posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT by Bon mots

Looks like Facebook is having some real trouble... knocked offline for some reason and not coming back up...

http://downrightnow.com/facebook

http://www.facebook.com


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Down for over an hour... not coming back up... prime weekend time.

Almost 9000 tweets on the subject already...

Developing...

1 posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:29 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

Really, not more than one second ago I posted a story.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Bon mots

Wait I just received five replies to that post and four requests to play scrabble - if they are down - where?


3 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Bon mots
I know, I know, many of you won't care, so ignore this thread. But this is a multi-billion dollar company that makes its business strictly online. To be knocked offline for whatever reason on a Friday night during prime-time is catastrophic.

Down Right Now / Facebook

Facebook

4 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Just on there a couple of minutes ago....


5 posted on 11/02/2012 4:51:02 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: svcw

Looks like it might only affect Europe?
Could it be an Akamai problem?

Still can’t get them here.
I did double-check with DownRightNow.com

http://downrightnow.com/facebook


6 posted on 11/02/2012 4:52:48 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

FB is good here...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: svcw

BTW: I’m in Europe.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 4:53:15 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Just checked - FB is alot faster than FR...


9 posted on 11/02/2012 4:53:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Up here!


10 posted on 11/02/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Bon mots

Been on a FB blog all afternoon with my high school classmates. Seems to be working as good as it usually does. I don’t see any indication that it is “down” or knocking people off the site. Maybe you made the FB gods mad? :-)


11 posted on 11/02/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: svcw

Still seeing this...

12 posted on 11/02/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: HotHunt

Did you get an email from “Facebook” and click on the link? If so, you probably are the one that got hacked. It happened to my mom several months ago and I had to install an anti-virus program and it found some problems. I recommend AVG free as a starting point, works for most common viruses and other internet problems. Just do a Google search on “AVG Free” and do the download, then scan your computer.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 4:59:12 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: svcw

I guess it's working Stateside, but over here, still out...

Oh well... was just surprised to see this.

14 posted on 11/02/2012 5:00:16 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Free America52

Hover over the “Go Back” link and look in the bottom left corner of the screen. Does it say “http://facebook.com";, if not you need to get your computer cleaned.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: skeeter
Just checked - FB is alot faster than FR...

The US Postal service is.

16 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (Trained by English Setters)
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To: Bon mots

             

17 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT by tomkat ( TRAITORS are for HANGING)
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To: Bon mots

I just posted and went to some other links and it worked fine here in Detroit area.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 5:03:43 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Alaska Wolf

It’s working just fine for me too. Actually a lot faster than this site.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by meeps (Democracy:2 wolves & a sheep vote on what is for lunch. Freedom: well-armed sheep contests the vote.)
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To: kempster

It seems to be worldwide, outside the USA.

http://twitter.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fdownrightnow.com%2Ffacebook


20 posted on 11/02/2012 5:06:30 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Weird. My Facebook didn’t go down. Different areas, I guess. I’ve been on all afternoon and have had no trouble posting there for both personal and business use.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Bon mots

Odd, I’m not having any problems. Loads fast and no one in my feed is mentioning a thing about problems.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Alaska Wolf
Just checked - FB is alot faster than FR...

The US Postal service is.

LOL!

23 posted on 11/02/2012 5:14:19 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: skeeter

I wish we had a like button, if it would not make things worse.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Bon mots

BofA is down too..


25 posted on 11/02/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Bon mots

Where do I report that Facebook is down?


26 posted on 11/02/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bon mots

interesting


27 posted on 11/02/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Bon mots

I thought it was me getting suspended after I posted the uninstalling Obama pic....what a coincidence.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: ottbmare

Still down here in my part of Europe.

Not All Locations!


29 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
This might tide you over. It's educational too!

30 posted on 11/02/2012 5:25:53 PM PDT by I see my hands (They should have prepared.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Where do I report that Facebook is down?

Here, on FR... :)

Or...DownRightNow/Facebook

31 posted on 11/02/2012 5:26:14 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
Account Temporarily Unavailable
Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.

Mine is still down in Green Bay.

32 posted on 11/02/2012 5:27:39 PM PDT by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: Alaska Wolf

LOL.
So is Joe Biden’s brain to mouth filter.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Bon mots
not coming back up
One can only hope.
34 posted on 11/02/2012 5:29:12 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: skeeter
FB is alot faster than FR...

I have to shave between posts here!

35 posted on 11/02/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (Trained by English Setters)
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To: PLOM...NOT!

Facebook on iPad working for me.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by ironman
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To: Bon mots

OMG! OMG! OMG!


37 posted on 11/02/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: ironman

my account wont load but my boyfriends does...like i said I posted the pic of the uninstalling obama onto fb and its been down for me since.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: PLOM...NOT!

As far as Facebook is concerned, Anonymous have threatened to ‘take down Facebook’ several times. It hasn't happened yet, and it is unlikely to happen.

Strange. Anonymous threatened to take down Facebook
Anonymous, the internet hacktivist group known for its widely publicised and high profile DDoS (distributed denial of service) and website defacement attacks, have threatened to take down Facebook and release Zynga’s portfolio of games for free to the masses.

The reason for the attack, which they are calling ‘#OP MaZynga’, is due to Zynga’s announcement that it will lay off 1,000 of its employees and begin outsourcing work to third parties in a bid to save money and stay afloat.

Zynga made its initial layoff announcement during Apple’s recent iPad Mini event, using the high profile distraction to its advantage, laying off 5 percent of its workforce whilst avoiding as much media coverage as possible. Many people, myself included, felt that the timing of the announcement was extremely irresponsible. Zynga’s unceremonious dismissal of staff was a very ill advised move.

But the fact of the matter is, Zynga is in trouble. Their stock price has dropped 75 percent over the past 12 months and recent investments in games such as ‘The Ville’ and the company’s $200 million dollar acquisition of OMGPOP for ‘Words with Friends’ has cost them dearly. The good ship Zynga is sinking and the only way they can stay afloat is to offload staff, cut costs and pray that their games stay relevant, and user engagement doesn’t continue to drop off.

Anonymous threatening to make Zynga’s games available to the masses for free is not going to help Zynga’s remaining staff one bit. If such an attack were to take place, it would have a devastating effect on Zynga’s business, stock price and advertising revenue. Anonymous will simply amplify Zynga’s woes and risk the job security of many more Zynga employees in the process. This is why an attack of this nature would be bad for everyone involved.

As far as Facebook is concerned, Anonymous have threatened to ‘take down Facebook’ several times. It hasn't happened yet, and it is unlikely to happen.

But with all that being said I applaud Anonymous for bringing further attention to Zynga’s recent behaviour. What Zynga did was irresponsible and they should at least acknowledge this to the public. Zynga have admitted to possessing £1 billion in cash and equivalents, could that money have been used to at least try and retain their employees? Maybe they have already tried. If they had tried, then they should have made that clear and not brushed the matter under the carpet, whilst the media had their collective eyes fixed solely on Apple’s keynote.

If you ask me, Anonymous have already succeeded, and their threats - even if they come to nothing - have raised awareness of Zynga’s miss-steps. For that they deserve to be acknowledged. I think it’s important to have groups like Anonymous in the online world. Sometimes they may be a little misguided, but they give the internet a voice that has the potential to be used for good. On this occasion they have made their collective voices heard and the media is closely watching every move that Zynga makes. That’s all that really matters.

What do you think of the whole mess? Do you think Anonymous will successfully carry out their plans on Guy Fawkes Night, or is this just another publicity stunt? Were Zynga right to lay off staff, despite all the money they have in the bank?


39 posted on 11/02/2012 5:48:10 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: PLOM...NOT!

Facebook Down in Europe

Anonymous Claims Responsibility

OK, so now it's official gang.
You heard it here first. :)

CBS News: Facebook Down in Europe - Anonymous Claims Responsibility

40 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Sounds series, hugh even.

Are you logged on?


41 posted on 11/02/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Yes. It’s hugh. A moose once bit my sister...

Actually, the world’s most notorious hacker hacking the world’s most valuable Internet property (and social network) in one of the world’s largest markets is a pretty big story.

Of course, you are free to care less...
:)


42 posted on 11/02/2012 5:58:04 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: driftdiver

UPDATE

According to another source, Facebook is acknowledging the outage in Europe, but saying that it is not due to Anonymous... but due to DNS changes.
(Domain Name Server)

Facebook Europe Hack

So don't dump your stock just yet...

:)

43 posted on 11/02/2012 6:05:19 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
Facebook says reports that its servers have been hacked by Anonymous are false, and that the company is actually experiencing outages on the European continent.

DownWhere FacebookA hacker that goes by the Twitter handle @AnonymousOwn3r claimed to have taken down Facebook in Europe earlier today, siting a vulnerability called cross-site request forgery. @AnonymousOwn3r is otherwise known for hacking into GoDaddy in September. “Evidence” was posted on Pastebin, but Facebook called the hacker’s bluff, telling VentureBeat in an email:

There has not been a hack of Facebook, we have investigated these claims and they are not valid. The evidence cited was produced by an automated vulnerability scanner that alerts developers of potential vulnerability, and we have found these all to be false alerts.
We expect Anonymous just like we expect any other attack on any other day. Due to our size, we face the same threats as seen everywhere else on the web, but we have developed partnerships, backend systems, and protocols to confront the full range of security challenges we face. Facebook has always been committed to protecting our users’ information, and we will continue to innovate and work tirelessly to defend this data.
A website called DownWhere?, however, shows Facebook as only “moderately” available in Denmark, France, and Norway, and is “severely” unavailable in Italy. Facebook told VentureBeat that this was the result of a change to its domain name system.
“Earlier today we made a change to DNS as part of a traffic optimization test, and that change resulted in some users being temporarily mis-routed. We detected and resolved the issue immediately, but a small number of users located primarily in Western Europe experienced issues accessing the site while the DNS addresses repopulated. We are now back to 100 percent, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

44 posted on 11/02/2012 6:08:31 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
In my previous post they said that they are back to 100%, and that is not at all true. I'm still getting this:


45 posted on 11/02/2012 6:10:50 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Don’t have any stock to sell.

A DNS fubar certainly makes sense.


46 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
BofA is down too..

I just paid two BOA credit cards online minutes ago.

These companies have extensive distributed systems, sometimes depends on the customer's location or type of business and sometimes not. Rarely is the whole works down (but can happen).

47 posted on 11/02/2012 6:12:15 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: Bon mots
hurray! good riddance, the quicker it crashes the better...
48 posted on 11/02/2012 6:19:44 PM PDT by B212
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To: Bon mots

i get to facebook fine

maybe its just your problem


49 posted on 11/02/2012 7:04:11 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Ingtar

Dittos on the Like Button for FR...


50 posted on 11/02/2012 9:19:11 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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