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Facebook and Instagram deny hack after worldwide outage

Facebook and Instagram denied their services were hacked today, blaming a 40-minute outage on "a change that affected our configuration systems".

It comes hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the outages which left users unable to log into the sites earlier today.

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Facebook and Instagram back online

Facebook and Instagram appear to be back online after both sites suffered outages.

Users had taken to Twitter to report issues logging onto their profiles with others, such as Rosenberg Police in the US, taking the outage in good humour.

Instagram had also reported having problems but was also back online.

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