The foremost popular social media platforms, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have stopped working globally, following an attempt by fraudsters to hijack the domain of Facebook.com.
Mr Mark Zuckerberg. the owner of Facebook.com also owners WhatsApp and Instagram that are widely in use across the world.
Meanwhile, on Facebook verified WhatsApp’s Twitter account, the company said it is aware of the issue, adding that the tech company is working to get things back up and running.
It said: “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!”
But it was however gathered that a yet-to-be-identified hacker nuked the DNS A; an address file that holds an IP address of the domain name and AAA records for Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.
What this portends is that the main domain of the Facebook company, Facebook.com, is now available for purchase.