Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 Billion after Facebook Inc’s Flagship products go offline
Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth has fallen by nearly $7 billion in a few hours, knocking him down a notch on the list of the world’s richest people, after a whistleblower came forward and outages took Facebook Inc.’s flagship products offline.
Some of Facebook’s internal applications, including the company’s own email system, were also hit. The global service disruption was experienced by the users of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus VR platform as well. Reports suggest that Facebook had a Domain Name System error on its main page.
Not only did the platforms used by the public experienced an outage, but Facebook’s internal data management systems were also out of order, causing a lot of trouble for the employees as well.
Several employees said that they believed that the outage was caused by an internal routine mistake to an internet domain that was compounded by the failures of internal communication tools and other sources.