At the time of this writing, it is unclear if the outage is the result of a technical issue or it is the result of a cyber attack against the infrastructure of the social network giant. It’s October, the cyber-security awareness month.
Neither WhatsApp or Facebook have made it official that the outage was caused by a cyber attack. Thus, despite much speculation that the services were hacked, Facebook issued a public statement a couple of hours ago saying that the blackout was caused by a technical glitch and not by any state-funded actors.
But some twitter users who belong to the tech world confirm the reports and said that the chances for the app being targeted by hackers are plenty. Although many are happy that these platforms are down. Like Covid forced people to stay home and be close to family, outage of these platforms gives us time to be social in person instead of remote!!