GoDaddy hacked, large parts of the web are down

By | September 10, 2012
Wow. Anonymous' security officer has reportedly taken dowm GoDaddy's DNS servers, taking down GoDaddy-hosted or registered sited with it. And that's a lot of sites. Not sure if it's related to Google's short dissappearance and random other network issues I've experienced during the afternoon, but likely unrelated as Google has it's own DNS servers, and outgoing connectivity was generally impacted (which is more like a local network issue than a spoofed DNS, assuming it was a spoof attack, issue).

Any more details on the attack used?

/via +Arun Shroff 

GoDaddy’s DNS Servers Go Down, Along With Thousands of Sites
GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar and one of the biggest web hosts, is experiencing major downtime. The main domain is unreachable and websites hosted by GoDaddy are also

7 thoughts on “GoDaddy hacked, large parts of the web are down

  1. Sophie Wrobel

    +Marc Blackwell I don't follow the jump in the article either. Yes there are other reasons for leaving GoDaddy, but that's not what the article is about – then again, it is Mashable, so it isn't about good journalism.

  2. Per Siden

    Maybe if your site is hosted by or registered with GoDaddy? But there are probably other good reasons to stay off GoDaddy than an attack by Anonymous. Stay calm, be rational.

    How to build redundant sites when the DNS itself is targeted? Apart from having different domains registered at different registrars.


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