Yesterday, Facebook’s whole domain suffered a huge outage in which all of the platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram were down and inaccessible for more than 8 hours. Sources have reported that Data of 1.5 Billion Facebook profiles was up for sale on the dark web, and even Facebook.com as the domain was up for sale.
Data of 1.5 Billion Facebook profiles on Dark Web
The dark web is a part of the web that can’t be accessed through something so easy like a google search. It has to be accessed through special encrypted browsers or VPN. Nonetheless, recently through many screenshots, we have come to know the fact that data of 1.5 Billion Facebook profiles were being sold on the dark web. According to the sale post, they were selling all the data including emails, passwords and whatnot. Nobody knows the true intention behind selling the data on the dark web. Some assume it can be for advertisement or maybe even information that someone would find necessary.
Other than that, another popular post on social media was another screenshot, this time showing that the domain for Facebook is apparently on sale. A “whois” check on domaintools.com shows that “facebook.com” was indeed, put up for sale. This is one of the biggest domains on the internet and it’s that easy to steal and sell a whole domain.
The company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app” and it was working on restoring access to all of its websites. After being down for more than 8 hours, Facebook WhatsApp & Instagram came back to life. Apparently, Facebook lost billions of dollars of revenue from this shutdown.
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