A handful of social media sites became inaccessible on Monday, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitch. Some blamed an alleged DDoS attack on the U.S., but some T-Mobile outages seemed to be the root of most issues.
The DDoS attack was alleged by a handful of tracking sites on Monday and later addressed by an account claiming to be affiliated with the covert online group known as Anonymous. As this all happened, T-Mobile's cellular network became unusable due to some errors on their end, adding to the confusion. Neville Ray, T-Mobile's President of Technology, provided updates to customers on Twitter, assuring them that they were working to solve the outage.
Teams continue to work as quickly as possible to fix the voice & messaging problems some are seeing.— Neville (@NevilleRay) June 15, 2020
Data services are now available & some calls are completing. Alternate services like WhatsApp, Signal, iMessage, Facetime etc. are available. Thanks for your patience. https://t.co/uQiGSAFEAH
Given the widespread outage, a number of T-Mobile customers do what's often done in scenarios like this: head to Twitter and vent their frustration.
Me thinking I missed my T-Mobile payment. pic.twitter.com/65TL44uJ4C— Soul (@Soul_The_God) June 15, 2020
So T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are out all across the nation because, apparently, we’re under a cyber attack???? Yeah sounds about 2020. pic.twitter.com/Qec0x056QF— ColdHearted (@apimpslifestyle) June 15, 2020
T-Mobile is down but I wouldn’t know because nobody calls or texts me pic.twitter.com/EmN3nMuMCe— Isaiah 👑 (@isaiassuazo223) June 15, 2020
Me opening twitter to find out why my T-Mobile is not working pic.twitter.com/cSfII60GLo— Luel (@LuelMM) June 15, 2020
T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are down. There can be only one explanation. pic.twitter.com/w4UA4JdtJJ— The LAOdest Voice (@TheLAOdestVoice) June 15, 2020
T-Mobile, Facebook, and others trying to stop the DDoS attacks pic.twitter.com/nLztO6cKrU— Tyler Mills🧢🤘🏻 (@tylermills151) June 15, 2020
#instagramdown T-Mobile Verizon AT&T Down Ddos
Everyone: how we will communicate.
Postman Right Now: pic.twitter.com/2GG5kwJoGQ— #HowFootballSavedHumans (@HowHumans_) June 15, 2020