GoDaddy, the renowned hosting provider and the web’s largest domain registrar experienced a major outage on Monday, Sep 10,2012.
As a result, many websites went down with lot of complaints.
There was a speculation of hacking of GoDaddy by an anonymous hacker, with twitter handle AnonymousOwn3r.
Few minutes back, the anonymous hacker threatened to hack GoDaddy.com again to make them admit about the hacking, via a tweet.
I think i will have to bring down godaddy.com again, so this way they would admit instead of hiding the attack.
— Anonymous Own3r (@AnonymousOwn3r) September 11, 2012
A couple of hours back, Scott Wagner Go Daddy’s Interim CEO has announced that “the service is completely restored and the outage was not due to hacking.”
Good morning, everyone. Thanks for your support yesterday. We posted a message about the outage: x.co/gdupdate – Not an attack.
— Go Daddy (@GoDaddy) September 11, 2012
Full Statement of Scott Wagner:
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
No matter, the service is restored completely, or was not due to a hacking act, it is sure that users are completely unhappy.