The failure of the world’s largest hosting provider GoDaddy

September 10th thousands of sites located on servers GoDaddy, for a few hours stopped working due to a strange incident, reports TechCrunch. Now the service has already been restored, but the investigation was in full swing. Responsibility claimed one member of the group Anonymous, although not the fact that it really was a hacker attack.


According to the source, the cause of the “fall” of thousands of sites (the exact number is unknown) was the outage of several major DNS-servers GoDaddy. There are suggestions that this is the result of a massive DDoS-attack. Someone with a network alias AnonymousOwn3r said on Twitter, it is his personal initiative and group Anonymous as a whole has no relation to the incident.


According to the hacker, he wanted to check GoDaddy protection from cyber attacks, but there are other reasons for the initiative, “which he is not yet able to speak.”

During the restoration work hoster had to turn to its main competitor Verisign to transfer records of clients, so they have at least some access to personal data for a time until the problem is resolved. Actually, it was resolved, that’s just not the fact that it really hacking.


The fact that all correspondence was conducted through the attacker’s in Twitter and even some members of the group Anonymous said the use of any nick anyone. In turn, in the past, GoDaddy supported the infamous SOPA bill, and at the time was one of the goals of hackers. But the bill had not been passed in the end, until you can not accurately judge whether it was really hacking or is it the failure of the equipment.

Established in 1997 the service GoDaddy is the largest online registrar in the world, controlling more than 50 million domains. It is cooperating with about 10 million people, and the failure of such a large system has affected a lot of customers, but the main talking about individuals or small businesses. At the moment, the problem is solved. According to official data, the leakage of personal data of users has not happened.

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