Facebook lost an estimated $60 million in 6 hours… just a minor hiccup for users of of the social media platform, Instagram, and more. Why did it happen? In short, someone made a big mistake during a test of stability. It wasn’t even supposed to be testable, but the internal DNS servers crashed, and many other problems compounded the issue. With the network down, their own security systems crashed, not allowing techs in. And their hardware is also designed to keep people out. A big mess from one of the biggest names.

You probably noticed that Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus VR, and Messenger were down on October 4, 2021. Naturally, this led to wild speculation regarding what actually happened. Was Facebook hacked? Is this some sort of government coverup? Facebook finally answered these questions for us.