Tinder, Facebook and Instagram Go Down Following Suspected Hack Attack


Tinder, Facebook and Instagram all went down this morning following a suspected hack attack.

The three social networks all went down for about an hour, and hacker group Lizard Squad have seemingly claimed responsibility.

The group hacked the Malaysia Airlines website earlier in the week, inputting their lizard logo and a message saying “404 – Plane Not Found”, and threatened to leak personal data they found.

They also shut down Sony’s Playstation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live over Christmas.

Tinder, which relies on Facebook for login, went down – with the dating app reassuring users that their matches had not disappeared.

Lizard Squad also said on Twitter that Hipchat, AIM and Myspace were also offline.

They hinted they could have taken Twitter offline, but needed it to communicate:

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

Global Dating Insights is part of the Industry Insights Group. Registered in the UK. Company No: 14395769