The Internet was rattled Monday when an Anonymous hacker decided to have a little fun, make a statement, and bask in the glory of accomplishing something that not many people can do…
If you tried to log onto GoDaddy or any other GoDaddy hosted site on Monday, you were pretty much outta luck.
Anonymous security leader @AnonymousOwn3r claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to Kent Morris of gravityusa.com, “The attack appears to have been on GoDaddy’s capitol DNS servers,” affecting not only GoDaddy’s main site, but all sites hosted on GoDaddy’s DNS servers, along with GoDaddy e-mail accounts and GoDaddy phone service.
GoDaddy spent the day investigating and working on fixing the situation.
Not long after @AnonymousOwn3r announced that he’d be letting people back into their sites…
GoDaddy was miraculously able to restore service to their website and many of the hosted sites.
@AnonymousOwn3r also claims responsibility for other hacker attacks on Facebook and the FBI. People who use GoDaddy to host their websites were upset at the inconvenience by the attack, but @AnonymousOwn3r wanted them to know that if they choose to host their sites on GoDaddy, they are a part of the problem, not the solution, and thus got what they deserve for supporting a company that supports Internet censorship.
Today GoDaddy is claiming that they were not hacked and that the outtage of over 5 million sites was an internal error. Of course GoDaddy doesn’t want to admit that they were hacked by an Anonymous member. They don’t want Anonymous to get press for this, and it makes GoDaddy look bad but I don’t buy it for one minute.
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