Outage 9/10/12

Was hacked? What really happened?

This was certainly the initial report of why the web-hosting giant went offline on Monday morning – A hacker going by the name of “Anonymous Own3r,” tweeted about being the cultrate behind GoDaddy’s problems.

As it turns out however, the issues were related to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, the GoDaddy support team took corrective actions to mitigate the issues and restore service to their customers.

The latest report from GoDaddy says that customer data was never at risk and their systems were never compromised. It is also worth mentioning that the GoDaddy support team was able to address this matter in record time. Their fast identification of the issue and it’s resolution greatly reduced the downtime experienced by their clients.

It is important to keep in mind that hackers like to make their influence appear to be greater. In this case, the hacker had previously claimed that he/she stole one million Apple device identifiers from an FBI agent’s laptop. The reality, this information was taken from a private company located in Florida.

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