Facebook has closed down cases of ‘ malevolent action behind the seven-hour power outage that cost the organization an expected $100million in lost income.
“Arrangement changes on the spine switches that organize network traffic between our server farms caused issues that interfered with this correspondence.
This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt,” Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Santosh Janardhan wrote in the post.
“The underlying cause of this outage also impacted many of the internal tools and systems we use in our day-to-day operations, complicating our attempts to quickly diagnose and resolve the problem,” Janardhan added.
Facebook said it had “no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime.”
The worldwide blackout hit Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Courier on Monday evening was caused after broken setup disengaged its servers from the web, which means engineers needed to head out to its St Nick Clara server farm to fix the error face to face.