Yesterday GoDaddy suffered a major outage, and Anonymous claimed they were behind it. However, according to GoDaddy, it was internal network issues, or more specifically, DNS related issues. The following statement was released, but some still have their doubts.
Go Daddy Site Outage Investigation Completed
“Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our customers experienced intermittent service outages starting shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. Service was fully restored by 4 p.m. PDT.
The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a “hack” and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due 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.
At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised.
Throughout our history, we have provided 99.999% uptime in our DNS infrastructure. This is the level our customers expect from us and the level we expect of ourselves. We have let our customers down and we know it.
We take our business and our customers’ businesses very seriously. We apologize to our customers for these events and thank them for their patience.”
- Scott Wagner
Go Daddy Interim CEO
The person who calls himself Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for the attack, saying he ran an IRC script on hacked servers. However, what’s fishy is when it was made clear by GoDaddy that recovery was on the way, Anonymous Own3r said they were ‘lessening the attack’.
Yeah right. First AntiSec claimed the one million leaked UDIDs came from an FBI laptop, when in reality they were from BlueToad. Aaaand now Own3r is claiming they can take down Google. Good luck with that.