Earlier today, the Internet was abuzz about web hosting company GoDaddy being hacked by the hacker collective known as Anonymous, and in an announcement over on Twitter, GoDaddy mentioned that the majority of their customer-hosted sites are now up and running, stating, “Most customer hosted sites back online. We’re working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers. No customer data compromised.” That certainly sounds like a ray of light at the end of a long, dark tunnel, doesn’t it?
Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for today’s attack that actually affected numerous sites, where GoDaddy’s DNS servers were taken offline and the downtime clocked in at several hours. Not only that, Anonymous Own3r claims that this particular attack was just from a single member and not made on Anonymous’ behalf, making us wonder what happens when the collective flex their muscles.
GoDaddy spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll mentioned, “All services are restored and at no time was sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords, names, addresses, ever compromised.” Does that make you sleep easier at night if you hosted a site on GoDaddy?