Business networking site LinkedIn was down on Wednesday evening, with the company telling its users to “Keep Patience” as the team continues to solve the problem.
LinkedIn has formally acknowledged the service disruption for some users over Twitter. Here is the tweet posted by the company’s official Twitter account:
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1st tweet: Some members may be having trouble accessing our site. Our team is investigating. Stay tuned for updates.
2nd Tweet (embedded):
Our site is now recovering for some members. We determined it was a DNS issue, we’re continuing to work on it. Thanks for your patience.
— LinkedIn (@LinkedIn) June 20, 2013
10:31 PM EST: The business networking website is still down and many users are still unable to access their accounts. Stay tuned for more details.
Bryan Berg on App.net states:
LinkedIn just got DNS hijacked, and for the last hour or so, all of your traffic has been sent to a network hosted by this company [confluence-networks.com]. And they don’t require SSL, so if you tried to visit, your browser sent your long-lived session cookies in plaintext.
UPDATE 11:45pm EST: The website is back up.