Thousands of websites hosted by internet domain registrars and web host, GoDaddy, were reported down yesterday.
The outage caused by a possible DNS failure, originally appeared to be an attack from “Anonymous Own3r”, who claims to be the “security leader of #Anonymous”, a loosely organised collective of hackers and hacking advocates. GoDaddy however clarified yesterday that it was not a “hack” or a denial of service attack (DDoS).
In a statement on its website, GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner said: “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. ”
The company assured that customer data were secure and no system were compromised.
GoDaddy said that the intermittent service outages started shortly after 10 a.m. PDT and service was fully restored by 4 p.m. PDT.