In a tweet on Thursday, the social networking site assured that they were working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. It also added that the issue was not related to Denial of service attack(DDoS).
"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," the statement said.
We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
A DoS (denial-of-service) attack uses a single computer and internet connection to attack a target and shuts it down. A DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack, on the other hand, uses several computers and internet connections to do the same thing.
A DoS attack is easier to fight back against since it would require the blocking of only one IP address.
Many users across the world found their Facebook and Instagram accounts going inactive for hours.
We’re aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.