The expert spoke about the possible reason for the failure of Facebook services
The cause of the failure of Facebook services around the world could be a malfunction associated with a computer distributed system for obtaining information about domains – DNS. Igor Bederov, an expert of the SafeNet NTI engineering center, told RIA Novosti about this.
The specialist clarified that DNS is used “so that instead of the ugly IP-address of the site, users enter the address of a text link.” According to Bederov, the transition to the IP address is now working, but the domain name is not.
He also expressed the opinion that the failure that occurred will not cause significant damage to the company in the foreseeable future.
It also became known that not only Facebook services and applications, but also the company's internal communication platforms are not working. The New York Times journalist Ryan Mack told about this on Twitter.
As noted by TASS, against the backdrop of a massive disruption in the work of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, shares of Facebook Inc by 20:48 Moscow time had already lost 5.8% compared to the opening of trading. The value of shares of other large American IT companies – Twitter, Alphabet and Amazon – is also falling.
Earlier it was reported that more than 10 social networks and messengers were experiencing failures.