International travelers are facing delays with their immigration in airports across the US. A huge computer outage on the systems used by the Customs and Border Protection has created quite a mess at various international airports in the country. The delays are confirmed to have occurred at O’Hare, Midway, Sea-Tac, JFK, LAX, SFO, PHL, and few other airports. In a statement given to The Verge, a CBP official said that the US Customs and Border Protection is under a temporary outage at various airports of entry in its processing systems. The department is taking immediate action to solve the security issue causing technological disruption, the official said. The statement issued also said: “CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online. Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.”
By evening, the systems were coming back online. The department says that there is no certain indication that the outage was malicious. Passengers stuck at these airports posted various videos and photos of the slow-moving line because of the computer outage.
Users annoyed as Facebook and stagram face another outage
In certain parts of the world, users were left outside the Facebook and Instagram bubble as the social networking platforms faced an outage, yet again. Users complained that they weren’t able to upload pictures or update their status. some even complained that weren’t able to login to their accounts. Analysts say that Facebook and Instagram went down in the morning. The outage seems to have spread across regions in the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe. That’s almost worldwide! In the past too, Facebook-owned various social media platforms and messaging apps have been down affecting users worldwide. The latest outage of Facebook and Instagram is linked with the series of breakdowns that’s been happening to various service platforms around the world. Almost an immediate action was taken and the social media platforms are back and running now. However, the concern over security leading to further outages will always be there, unfortunately.