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Can't get in their own datacenters.... i am laughing so hard... out of breath....

@lilithsaintcrow I'm dying over here...

I MEAN... WHO CONTROLS BUILDING ACCESS WITH "LOGIN WITH FACEBOOK"?

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

@thegibson is this “circling the wagons”, Zuck getting mad and taking his toys home, a hacking, or what? I can’t decide which of these prospects is the funniest.

@lilithsaintcrow ok, analyst hat on.

Bgp is notoriously weak, and always has been ripe for abuse... but it usually takes access... initial blush, insider threat.

@lilithsaintcrow their routes are gone.

Normally this would be a relatively quick fix.

But they are HOURS into this.

@thegibson Do you think Zuck is throwing a tantrum to either distract from the whistleblower or to take his toys home?

@thegibson I’m literally sitting here sipping tea watching this go down and feeling sort of vindicated. I can only imagine how actual hackers must feel.

@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow There's an argument to be made that, while Facebook is off-line, they're sweeping through their storage arrays looking for anything and everything that could implicate them in a hearing, and disposing of that evidence.

@vertigo …ah, this is something I hadn’t considered. Do you think it’s possible? @thegibson

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Or "We didn't mean to do it, and in fact are too incompetent to have done it intentionally - see how we effed up on Oct 4th?".

@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow Not letting employees on campus ensures plausible deniability as well, since the vast majority of FB employees don't actively mean to be evil. They're just pawns getting a cushy paycheck in return for their service to king and company. Keeping them away ensures safety from prying eyes and future whistle-blowers while the "network is fixed."

I don't know what probability this could be true; but, it does add up as a plausible course of action senior management could take.

@vertigo @thegibson @lilithsaintcrow I'd like to think they wouldn't be that stupid (because it would come out, on top of the massive disruption they're dealing with), but it is possible.

@thegibson I know Occam’s Razor is probably the likeliest explanation here. But I have to say I am suspecting a great deal. @rowens @vertigo

@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow @rowens Yeah; it's most likely just a botched network configuration. They have had many over the years.

Still, ... 🤔​

@thegibson @vertigo @lilithsaintcrow
While assuring everyone that their data is perfectly sec-sec-sec-secure. (If you'll forgive the riff on your avatar.)

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@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow Maybe a deadly embrace in their infrastructure update systems - easy to do if you don't pay attention, say, because your bosses are running everyone at the ragged edge.

@thegibson
This is what happens when the younger generation says "We don't need out-of-band management."

@thegibson meanwhile, the last data center in my control has eight USRobotics Dual-Standard modems that get monthly dial-in tests. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten "I totally understand why we have those, now" type of messages from my teams today.

@TheGibson @lilithsaintcrow With the kinds of redundancy that Facebook has I'm sure that someone is slapping their forehead, realizing the biggest single-point of failure was inside the building all along.

@craigmaloney @thegibson @lilithsaintcrow Nope. During orientation, new hires are taught that this is always the case.

@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow today's lesson is sometimes it is *not* appropriate to "eat your own dogfood" actually

#farcebook #MoveFastAndBreakThings

@thegibson @lilithsaintcrow Nice to know where their employees are, I guess... but goddamn it's a scary thought to give Facebook any information.

@thegibson many nerds driving very fast in their Tesla’s from their nice homes…. Wait do you mean they’re literally locked out????

@thegibson like...physically?

As in the outage also took out the key card readers and physically locked them out?

That would be HILARIOUS if that actually happened

@msh @thegibson I also heard that their domain name registrar... is a subsidiary of Facebook itself.

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