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Facebook and Instagram amongst sites taken down by hackers

Facebook HackedHackers from the online group Lizard Squad have claimed responsibility for taking down social media sites Facebook, Instagram, dating mobile app Tinder, as well as AOL Instant Messenger and Hipchat.
 
Facebook and Instagram were down worldwide for around an hour today after an alleged attack.  Hackers from the online group Lizard Squad have claimed responsibility for the attack, which took the two social media sites down at around 6am GMT.  
 
Both sites, which have a total of 1.5billion users, appeared with error messages in the United States, Europe and Asia for around an hour.  But despite hackers claiming they took the social media giants offline, Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook, which also owns Instagram, refused to say what the fault was.
 
Read the full story at the BBC
 

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