The notorious online hacker, Lizard Squad, has hinted that it was responsible for today’s early morning crush that brought Facebook and other sites MySpace, Instagram and Tinder down for at least 40 minutes.
Millions of users could not access their personal data on the social networks and Kenyans could be seen tweeting to inquire from each other if something was amiss with Facebook.
A tweet on the Lizard Squad account intimates that the group was responsible for bringing down the social sites.
“Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad”
Facebook has however denied that it was hacked and has maintained that the access issues incurred by users earlier today were “not the result of a third party attack”.
“The problems occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems, “a spokesman for Facebook is quoted by the BBC.
“We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone”.
MALAYSIAN AIRLINE WEBSITE HACKED
Yesterday, the lizard squad also hacked into the Malaysian airline website and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.
The airline’s site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in Malaysia.