Social network sites Facebook and Instagram appeared to be offline for over an hour worldwide, what seem to have caused the outage?
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This chart from downdetector.com shows that there has been over 10,000 reports regarding Facebook is offline.
REASON #2: As the social network sites slumps down, an online group called the "Lizard Squad" known to have caused havoc in the Internet before, claimed the responsibility for the outage of the two giant social media sites at around 1:10 A.M., ET.
The group also took credits for the attacks that took down the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live network on December last year.
Lizard Squad tweeted: "Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat £offline £LizardSquad," this morning following a threat that promises more to come.
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