Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The popular social networking site Facebook was apparently down on early Tuesday, with the site saying it is working on fixing the issue.
This is not the first time that the social website went down, there have been similar instances in the past as well.
Facebook displayed a page showing 'Sorry, something went wrong. We`re working on it and we`ll get it fixed as soon as we can,' while trying to log on to the social website.
After 40 minutes of outage, Facebook fixed the hung-up site and made it accessible to the users from the United States, Asia and other regions.
Later, the company said that an internal software networking error was to blame.
The outage at Facebook appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or block traffic to other major Internet sites, according to web and mobile user reports from around the globe.
A hacker group associated with other recent high-profile attacks sought to take credit for the outages, but Facebook denied in a statement that any outside party was responsible.
“This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," the Facebook statement said. "Both services are back to 100 percent for everyone.”
(With Agency inputs)