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GoDaddy suffers major outage

first_imgPotentially thousands of websites have been knocked offline after an alleged attack from Anonymous on web hosting provider GoDaddy.com. While the Anonymous connection has yet to be officially verified, there is no doubt that GoDaddy‘s servers are not responding, and message boards are lighting up with complaints from its customers.It does appear to be a blatant, targeted attack with the servers most likely taken down by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In addition to kicking numerous website offline, those who use GoDaddy-hosted webmail services are also unable to connect to their email accounts. GoDaddy posted on its official Twitter account that it is aware of the problems and is “working on it.”With over $1 billion in annual revenue, GoDaddy is one of the largest hosting services on the Internet. The company caters to individuals and small businesses with very little web development experience, so this attack has no doubt affected many people who are the least equipped to deal with it.The connection with Anonymous first came about when @AnonOpsLegion posted a message with the hashtag #TangoDown and included the godaddy.com URL. The message also flagged @AnonymousOwn3r as the responsible party.Anonymous vocalized very strong opposition to GoDaddy in December of last year because of the hosting service’s initially strong support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In an open letter, Anonymous told GoDaddy that its support made it an enemy of the Internet, and an enemy of Anonymous. It closed the letter by saying, “GoDaddy, Expect us.”via TechCrunchlast_img read more