Has Facebook been Hacked!

One of the world`s most secure website Facebook is down. After some few attempts of trying to load up and share  some Pictures I got a heads some from TechCrunch  that  besides the usual problem of unreliable internet connectivity in Zimbabwe, Facebook was really down.

As of this writing, Facebook’s been down for some 30 minutes at the very least, and plenty of people are pretty upset.

Luckily for them, it appears that visiting various Facebook subdomains, including o.facebook.com and beta.facebook.com, allows users to access Facebook, proving this is a DNS issue.

Hordes of Twitter users have tweeted their concerns and earlier today, and The Next Web reported that as usual number of Google services went down as well, including Gmail. This, of course, led to similar results: angry tweets and inconvenienced users.

Facebook responded to TNW that” Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

A test to the server brought these results:

 Querying google DNS…………

 

$ dig facebook.com

 

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> facebook.com

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 57839

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

 

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;facebook.com. IN A

 

;; ANSWER SECTION:

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 173.252.101.16

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 66.220.152.16

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 66.220.158.16

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 69.171.224.32

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 69.171.229.16

facebook.com. 5607 IN A 173.252.100.16

 

;; Query time: 87 msec

;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)

;; WHEN: Tue Dec 11 01:18:34 2012

;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 126

 

$ ping www.facebook.com

ping: cannot resolve www.facebook.com: Unknown host

 

$ dig facebook.com ns

 

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> facebook.com ns

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 62909

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

 

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;facebook.com. IN NS

 

;; ANSWER SECTION:

facebook.com. 17217 IN NS b.ns.facebook.com.

facebook.com. 17217 IN NS a.ns.facebook.com.

 

;; Query time: 83 msec

;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)

;; WHEN: Tue Dec 11 01:18:46 2012

;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 65

 

$ dig facebook.com @a.ns.facebook.com

 

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> facebook.com @a.ns.facebook.com

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 2137

;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

 

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;facebook.com. IN A

 

;; ANSWER SECTION:

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 69.171.229.16

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 173.252.100.16

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 173.252.101.16

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 66.220.152.16

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 66.220.158.16

facebook.com. 7200 IN A 69.171.224.32

 

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:

facebook.com. 172800 IN NS b.ns.facebook.com.

facebook.com. 172800 IN NS a.ns.facebook.com.

 

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:

a.ns.facebook.com. 172800 IN A 69.171.239.12

b.ns.facebook.com. 172800 IN A 69.171.255.12

 

;; Query time: 170 msec

;; SERVER: 69.171.239.12#53(69.171.239.12)

;; WHEN: Tue Dec 11 01:18:59 2012

;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 193

$

 

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