Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer hours-long outage in US, Europe

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook was down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. An email requesting comment about the outage was sent to Facebook and Instagram. There are more than 1.52 billion daily act


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook was down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. An email requesting comment about the outage was sent to Facebook and Instagram. There are more than 1.52 billion daily act
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer hours-long outage in US, Europe

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down Sunday.

All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning.

Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook was down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

Facebook appeared to be back up and running for most users by 9 a.m. EST.

It was not immediately clear what caused the outage or how long the platforms would be down.

An email requesting comment about the outage was sent to Facebook and Instagram.

#FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown were all trending on Twitter globally.

Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.

There are more than 1.52 billion daily active Facebook users, according to the social media network’s website.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-14  Authors: chesnot, getty images
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Apple’s first new services product, Apple News+ suffers brief outages on its first day

Just one day after a splashy and star-studded Apple event where the company announced new services, one of them wasn’t working properly. Apple News+, which costs $9.99 per month, was crashing for users Tuesday morning. It was slow to load content and seemed to crash while moving through the app or scrolling through content. Apple News+ will cost $9.99 per month after a free 30-day trial period. New software is often prone to bugs, and Apple’s other apps that serve millions of users, such as Appl


Just one day after a splashy and star-studded Apple event where the company announced new services, one of them wasn’t working properly. Apple News+, which costs $9.99 per month, was crashing for users Tuesday morning. It was slow to load content and seemed to crash while moving through the app or scrolling through content. Apple News+ will cost $9.99 per month after a free 30-day trial period. New software is often prone to bugs, and Apple’s other apps that serve millions of users, such as Appl
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Apple's first new services product, Apple News+ suffers brief outages on its first day

Just one day after a splashy and star-studded Apple event where the company announced new services, one of them wasn’t working properly. Apple News+, which costs $9.99 per month, was crashing for users Tuesday morning.

Apple has since fixed the issue and it is now functioning as designed.

Earlier Tuesday, CNBC opened the app on an iPad and tried to read several stories, but noticed the app crashed about three times in three minutes. It was slow to load content and seemed to crash while moving through the app or scrolling through content. It was more reliable on an iPhone.

Apple News+ will cost $9.99 per month after a free 30-day trial period. And any access to stories from 300 magazines, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times is limited to reading inside Apple News. You can’t, for example, log into the Journal’s website to read premium content without a separate WSJ account.

That means people who were trying to read the news earlier Tuesday, or who expect to get access when they pay $9.99 per month, will need Apple News to work in order to access the content they’re paying for. There’s no other way.

New software is often prone to bugs, and Apple’s other apps that serve millions of users, such as Apple Music, don’t crash often.


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11′ scenarios: power outages, bank runs, changed data

But it’s easy to imagine how a similar attack could shut down basic services, like electricity or water, that affect millions of people. Around a quarter-million residents were left without power, but the outages only lasted a few hours before government agencies were able to restore service. They can be strictly criminal in nature, or come from a malevolent backer under the guise of a criminal attack. Power outages or water supply corruption are the most worrisome to Peter Beshar, general couns


But it’s easy to imagine how a similar attack could shut down basic services, like electricity or water, that affect millions of people. Around a quarter-million residents were left without power, but the outages only lasted a few hours before government agencies were able to restore service. They can be strictly criminal in nature, or come from a malevolent backer under the guise of a criminal attack. Power outages or water supply corruption are the most worrisome to Peter Beshar, general couns
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11' scenarios: power outages, bank runs, changed data

Cyberattacks that cause major disruption to public services have happened many times in the real world.

Some of them are very old news, in fact. But it’s easy to imagine how a similar attack could shut down basic services, like electricity or water, that affect millions of people.

In 2000, a disgruntled sewage treatment plant worker in Queensland, Australia hacked into his employer’s industrial control system to unleash torrents of raw sewage onto public grounds, flooding the city’s local Hyatt hotel. The perpetrator was sentenced to two years for the attack.

In 2007, the country of Estonia was subject to widespread outages in its entire telecommunications network, following a cyberattack stemming from a dispute with Russia over a military statue. The incident was so damaging, it led to a decision to place the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cyber Security organization in Tallinn, the country’s capital.

In 2015, Ukraine’s power grid had massive outages after a cyberattack — which some officials have attributed to Russia — two days before Christmas, during a cold snap. Around a quarter-million residents were left without power, but the outages only lasted a few hours before government agencies were able to restore service.

Major cyberattacks aimed at taking down official services don’t need to be strictly nation-state sponsored or terrorist-backed. They can be strictly criminal in nature, or come from a malevolent backer under the guise of a criminal attack.

The NotPetya cyberattacks of June 2017, known by the name of the criminal ransomware-inspired computer virus behind it, were notorious for the real-world harm they caused to companies. In Germany, consumer goods-maker Reckitt Benckiser halted shipments of numerous products. Ships belonging to logistics giant Maersk were at a standstill, and the company later said it took a $300 million hit from the attack. In the U.S., a facility owned by Merck that makes the HPV vaccine Gardasil was shut down to such a big extent, the company had to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars worth of back-up vaccines stockpiled by the Center for Disease Control.

Power outages or water supply corruption are the most worrisome to Peter Beshar, general counsel for risk management firm Marsh & McLennan. Loss of electricity, he said, is just one piece of the greater risk for physical security stemming from a cyberattack.

“Utilities are one vital resource. But it’s not just power, water is another type of utility. If all of a sudden, the quality of drinking water is called into question, and then manufacturers who rely on using untainted water for making drugs or food is called into question. That is a potential crisis,” he said.


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US Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

The governors of both Massachusetts and New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, following similar announcements by the governors of Virginia and Maryland on Friday. Two others died in the storm, according to media reports, including a 41-year-old man in Andover, New Jersey, who came in contact with power lines. Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches (46 cm) of snow on parts of New York state and Pennsylvania. The Massachusetts tow


The governors of both Massachusetts and New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, following similar announcements by the governors of Virginia and Maryland on Friday. Two others died in the storm, according to media reports, including a 41-year-old man in Andover, New Jersey, who came in contact with power lines. Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches (46 cm) of snow on parts of New York state and Pennsylvania. The Massachusetts tow
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US Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

The remnants of the storm, known as a nor’easter, lingered on Sunday with flood watches and wind advisories in effect until 1 p.m. in northeastern United States even as it moved hundreds of miles out to sea, hampering efforts to restore power.

The governors of both Massachusetts and New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, following similar announcements by the governors of Virginia and Maryland on Friday.

The moves give those states access to federal resources. The storm carried hurricane-force winds in excess of 90 miles per hour (145 kph), sending seawater churning into streets in Boston and nearby shore towns – the second time the area has been flooded this year.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said that while winds have weakened on Sunday and most of the rain and snow has moved offshore, flooding and extreme high tides could still affect the coastal areas from Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Long Island, N.Y.

“We’re definitely not out of the woods yet,” said meteorologist David Roth at the weather service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

Falling trees killed seven people – including two boys who died when trees struck their homes – in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, according to local media and police. Two others died in the storm, according to media reports, including a 41-year-old man in Andover, New Jersey, who came in contact with power lines.

Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches (46 cm) of snow on parts of New York state and Pennsylvania. The Massachusetts town of East Bridgewater received nearly 6 inches of rain, the NWS said.

The storm also snarled transportation from the Middle Atlantic into New England, with more than a quarter of flights into and out of New York’s three major airports and Boston’s airport canceled on Friday, tracking service FlightAware.com reported.

The problems carried over into Saturday, with hundreds of flights canceled into and out of New York and Boston, according to the website. One flight landing at Washington’s Dulles International Airport on Friday experienced turbulence so rough that most passengers became sick and the pilots were on the verge of becoming ill, the Federal Aviation Administration said.


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Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets

Major U.S. brokerage firms reported outages or slowly running customer websites on Tuesday during another day of volatile trading as the U.S. stock markets reversed a sharp downturn. A Fidelity spokesman said late Tuesday morning that the firm, with $2.2 trillion under management, resolved intermittent technical issues on its website. Some clients reported slowness logging into My Merrill and Merrill Edge due to unprecedented trading volume.” On Monday, a few brokerages reported temporary issues


Major U.S. brokerage firms reported outages or slowly running customer websites on Tuesday during another day of volatile trading as the U.S. stock markets reversed a sharp downturn. A Fidelity spokesman said late Tuesday morning that the firm, with $2.2 trillion under management, resolved intermittent technical issues on its website. Some clients reported slowness logging into My Merrill and Merrill Edge due to unprecedented trading volume.” On Monday, a few brokerages reported temporary issues
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Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets

Major U.S. brokerage firms reported outages or slowly running customer websites on Tuesday during another day of volatile trading as the U.S. stock markets reversed a sharp downturn.

A Fidelity spokesman said late Tuesday morning that the firm, with $2.2 trillion under management, resolved intermittent technical issues on its website. A message on its website earlier in the morning said, “Our homepage is temporarily unavailable but don’t worry, we’re working quickly to fix this problem.”

TD Ameritrade said in a message on its website: “Due to volatile market conditions we are currently experiencing slowness on our web platform.” It advised people to try one of its mobile apps or a related company website.

On Twitter, people complained they were unable to access Merrill Edge, a brokerage website operated by Bank of America. A spokesman said in a statement, “Our systems remain operational. Some clients reported slowness logging into My Merrill and Merrill Edge due to unprecedented trading volume.”

After falling a record-setting 1,175 points on Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average opened sharply down again on Tuesday before climbing back into positive territory during the first half-hour of trading in New York. As of 11:52 a.m. ET, the Dow was up 52 points.

On Monday, a few brokerages reported temporary issues or slowness on their customer websites, including T. Rowe Price and TD Ameritrade, that were resolved. Fidelity told CNBC its customers remained calm, and its website appeared to have no issues.

Fidelity had some temporary outages on its website in November that blocked customers from accessing their online accounts and offered free trades to compensate.


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Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets

Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets9 Hours AgoOn Twitter, people reported being unable to access their online accounts to trade.


Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets9 Hours AgoOn Twitter, people reported being unable to access their online accounts to trade.
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Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets

Broker websites including Fidelity report outages during wild trading in US markets

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On Twitter, people reported being unable to access their online accounts to trade.


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How the ‘bomb cyclone’ could impact the power grid and electric bills

Utilities have been girding for the “bomb cyclone” that’s sweeping through the eastern United States, but analysts say Americans shouldn’t expect the same impacts that strained the power grid and drove up prices during the 2014 “polar vortex.” Power outages have already hit thousands of customers in Florida and the Southeast because of the massive storm. National Fuel warned that it expects outages in New England that could take multiple days to restore. Most weather-related outages happen becau


Utilities have been girding for the “bomb cyclone” that’s sweeping through the eastern United States, but analysts say Americans shouldn’t expect the same impacts that strained the power grid and drove up prices during the 2014 “polar vortex.” Power outages have already hit thousands of customers in Florida and the Southeast because of the massive storm. National Fuel warned that it expects outages in New England that could take multiple days to restore. Most weather-related outages happen becau
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How the 'bomb cyclone' could impact the power grid and electric bills

Utilities have been girding for the “bomb cyclone” that’s sweeping through the eastern United States, but analysts say Americans shouldn’t expect the same impacts that strained the power grid and drove up prices during the 2014 “polar vortex.”

Power outages have already hit thousands of customers in Florida and the Southeast because of the massive storm. National Fuel warned that it expects outages in New England that could take multiple days to restore.

Most weather-related outages happen because of problems with the transmission and distribution system, the lines that carry electric power from generating plants to homes and businesses. Severe winds, freezing cold, accumulation and downed trees can wreak havoc on this system.


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Outages at CVS pharmacies due to ‘internal network’ problems, says non-executive chairman

In response to system outages at CVS Health pharmacies, Non-Executive Chairman David Dorman told CNBC the problems are due to an “internal network infrastructure issue.” Dorman reported to CNBC a statement that top management sent him after customers nationwide complained about not being able to refill their medications at CVS pharmacies. Shares of CVS were little changed in premarket trading after falling 1.4 percent on Monday. Customers have taken to social media to speak out about their compl


In response to system outages at CVS Health pharmacies, Non-Executive Chairman David Dorman told CNBC the problems are due to an “internal network infrastructure issue.” Dorman reported to CNBC a statement that top management sent him after customers nationwide complained about not being able to refill their medications at CVS pharmacies. Shares of CVS were little changed in premarket trading after falling 1.4 percent on Monday. Customers have taken to social media to speak out about their compl
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Outages at CVS pharmacies due to 'internal network' problems, says non-executive chairman

In response to system outages at CVS Health pharmacies, Non-Executive Chairman David Dorman told CNBC the problems are due to an “internal network infrastructure issue.”

The cause is not known yet, he said.

Dorman reported to CNBC a statement that top management sent him after customers nationwide complained about not being able to refill their medications at CVS pharmacies.

Shares of CVS were little changed in premarket trading after falling 1.4 percent on Monday.

Customers have taken to social media to speak out about their complaints.

In a statement released on Twitter to customers, CVS said, “some of our pharmacies are experiencing system connectivity interruptions that we are actively working to resolve.”

—Reporting by CNBC’s Becky Quick.


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