GoDaddy Reportedly Taken Offline by Anonymous
By SpaceCoastDaily // September 10, 2012
A computer hacker, using the “Anonymous Own3r” Twitter account, has today claimed credit for taking down websites serviced by DNS and hosting provider Go Daddy.
Go Daddy acknowledged in a Twitter post, “Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it.”
A post on the Go Daddy Support site read: “Sorry for the brief delay in service. We’re fixing an issue impacting one or more services. Thanks for your patience.”
According to news.cnet.com, “Go Daddy representatives did not immediately respond to e-mails seeking comment on the outage, and phone lines at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company were busy. The problem could be affecting thousands, if not millions, of sites, given that Go Daddy is not only one of the biggest Web site hosters but also the largest domain registrar. The Go Daddy site itself was up, but Twitter users were complaining that numerous sites hosted by the company were inaccessible.”
Meanwhile, there was a related tweet from the @AnonOpsLegion account: “#TangoDown — http://www.godaddy.com/ | by@AnonymousOwn3r”
The AnonymousOwn3r account clarified in various tweets that: “it’s not Anonymous coletive [sic] the attack is coming just from me.”