Facebook says ‘no malicious activity behind’ service outage

FILE PHOTO: Facebook app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration
FILE PHOTO: Facebook app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

October 5, 2021

By Paresh Dave

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday “there was no malicious activity behind” a faulty configuration change that knocked all of its services off the internet for hours a day earlier.

The company earlier had not made clear whether the configuration change had been planned or whether someone deliberately interfered with its servers.

(Reporting by Paresh Dave; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)