GoDaddy Outage Blamed on Faulty Routers
What was first believed to be an Anonymous attack on domain name registrar GoDaddy was revealed to be a series of network issues that corrupted router tables. AnonymousOwn3r’s responsibility claims were quickly denied by the hacker group Anonymous.
“The service outage was not caused by external influences,” Scott Wagner, GoDaddy’s interim CEO, wrote in a statement. “At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised.“
The six-hour downtime, in which GoDaddy shifted its DNS servers to VeriSign, did not irreparably damage the business, although Scott Wagner apologized for letting customers down. Wagner believes users will not be discouraged by this recent incident after previous positive experience.
“Throughout our history, we have provided 99.999 per cent uptime in our DNS infrastructure,” Wagner wrote. “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.“
With AnonymousOwn3r still trying to improve his credibility, he claims GoDaddy is covering up the true reason behind the outage so it won’t reveal its security shortcoming. The only way to prove his actions is to bring down GoDaddy once more, he tweeted.
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