GoDaddy: No Customer Data Compromised (UPI)
GoDaddy said no customer data were compromised by a major outage that brought down the U.S. Web hosting giant and its 10.5 million customers for several hours. “Most customer hosted sites back online,” GoDaddy said on Twitter about 8:30 p.m. EDT Monday. “We’re working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers. No customer data compromised.” TechCrunch A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action. NYT / Bits The person behind the Twitter account @AnonymousOwn3r took responsibility for the attack and said all of GoDaddy’s servers were knocked out with what is known as a distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS attack, in which a site is flooded with traffic until it collapses under the load. USA Today
H/T Media Bistro 9/11/12
Aren’t there better ways than this to get your point across? (The point in question is GoDaddy founder Bob Parson’s alleged support of SOPA.) What a giant pain in the ass.