Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web

January 27th, 2015

“”If you run a service with the capacity (and complexity) to deliver media for hundreds of millions of users, it’s inevitable that things don’t always go according to plan,” said Steve Santorelli, a former London police detective and now a researcher at U.S. threat intelligence firm Team Cymru.

Santorelli said that attacking Internet sites which operate at the size and scale of Facebook via a classic distributed denial of service attack would be a huge undertaking, which, while not entirely impossible, would be “monumentally hard.”

As a precaution, Facebook users are advised to change their passwords and review their privacy settings, Santorelli said.”

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