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What Triggered Facebook's 40 Minute Outage?

Both Facebook and Instagram were unavailable for approximately 40 minutes late on Jan. 26 due to an outage that was initially feared to be a hacker attack, thanks to public claims made by a hacker group. However, Facebook has denied that it was the victim of an attack.

This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," Facebook stated. "We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100 percent for everyone."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Facebook Went Offline, but Don't Blame Hackers

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.