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Twitter went down for hours while you were sleeping, Twitter says it was not hacking attack

Twitter went down for several users across the globe due to issues in its internal systems.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | October 16, 2020 | Updated 09:01 IST

Highlights

  • Twitter went down for several users across the globe due to issues in its internal systems.
  • Twitter confirmed that there was no evidence of a security breach of hack behind the outage.
  • Twitter has now restored services for many users across the globe.

Twitter went down for several users across the globe due to issues in its internal systems. The company in a statement confirmed that there was no evidence of a security breach of hack behind the outage. It most certainly happened due to trouble with their internal systems.

Twitter posted from its official handle of the microblogging site, "Twitter has been down for many of you and we're working to get it back up and running for everyone. We had some trouble with our internal systems and don't have any evidence of a security breach or hack."

As per DownDetector, the issues first appeared with Twitter appeared around 3 AM IST on Friday. Several users from across the world including the United States, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and France had reported that they were unable to post tweets on the platform.

Whenever users tried to post a tweet, they were met with messages such as "something went wrong" and "Tweet failed, There's something wrong. Please try again later."

However, now the services have been restored for many users across the globe. Twitter in a fresh tweet confirmed, "Most of you should be back to Tweeting. The outage was caused by a system change initiated earlier than planned, affecting most of our servers. We're working hard to bring Twitter back to normal and expect things to be fully resolved in 1-2 hours. We appreciate your patience."

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