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Anonymous Hacker Claims GoDaddy Attack; Outage Hits Millions

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    Anonymous hacker claims GoDaddy attack; outage hits millions | ZDNet (click for full article)

    "GoDaddy, the domain registrar and Web hosting firm, has suffered major outages today, taking potentially millions of sites down with it.


    Shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET, @GoDaddy took to Twitter to say: "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it."


    The cause and the true scale of the outage is unknown. Many customers and users have taken to social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, to complain that the sites they operate or are trying to access are not loading. Some are complaining that their email communications are affected, such as individual email accounts and servers.


    A member associated with the hacktivist Anonymous collective has claimed responsibility for the 'attack.'"
     
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    GoDaddy's sites up after outage, cause was not 'hack' - Technology on NBCNews.com (click for full article)

    "Web-hosting giant GoDaddy says its service was "fully restored" by 4 p.m. PT Monday, and that despite a purported member of Anonymous taking credit for the outage, it was "not caused by external influences."

    "It was not a 'hack' and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS)," wrote Scott Wagner, interim CEO of Go Daddy, in a statement Tuesday, but rather was tied to a "series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.

    "Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again."

    As the company stressed Monday, "At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised."
    The company hosts hundreds of thousands of websites, many of them smaller businesses that rely on GoDaddy."
     
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