Instagram Recovers After Global Outage

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) photo-sharing social network Instagram came back in the form for some users on Wednesday, after suffering a global outage days after it appointed a new head of the app.

The check made by Reuters found that the mobile app and the website, which went down temporarily are recuperated, and users could post pictures and videos on to their feed.

Earlier, the message saying “couldn’t refresh feed” was displayed in the app, while its website went down for users.

Users exploited Twitter to grumble about the issue, tweeting jokes and comments along with the #instagramdown hashtag.

[email protected]_mchugh tweeted “How am I supposed to know who likes avocado on toast now #instagramdown,”

DownDetector’s live outage map earlier displayed that parts of North America, Europe, Australia, India, Singapore, and other countries were experiencing issues with the service.

Facebook and Instagram both were not immediately available to drop the feedbacks.

The worldwide outage appears after Instagram announced on Monday that long-term insider Adam Mosseri would be designated as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned

The mobile app has more than one billion active monthly users and has increased by appending features such as messaging and short videos.

Also read, the recent attack on Instagram

Just recently, some of the Instagrammer who falls in the prominent class lost access to their accounts in the current wave of attacks.   The report says the hacker asked for a ransom in Bitcoins to release the Instagram accounts. The pirates have targeted only to the profiles that have numbers of followers and credible social influence; those accounts allegedly belong to high profile users.

It has been found that the hackers had sent a message to the targeted user demanding a ransom to release the account possession. Otherwise, they threaten to remove the account. The copy of the letter that the victim received is mentioned below:

Motherboard- a Canadian-American print magazine informed that till now Instagram hadn’t played any significant role to help the victims for recovering their accounts


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