GoDaddy now comes back with some services already been restored since yesterday after having been attacked online that severely affected its hosting and domain-name registration operations.
GoDaddy’s VP for public relations, Elizabeth L. Driscoll, disclosed via email that the disruption of its services started at around 10:25 AM Pacific time and later restored at 2:43 PM.
GoDaddy.com being one of the largest domain name registrars has been managing some 48 million domain names and has more than 9.3 million customers. A person named @AnonymousOwn3r on Twitter, took credit for the hacking attack claiming that it was his revenge for GoDaddy’s support at one time for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). As this person’s attack caused massive disruptions, it’s been trending on Twitter.
Meanwhile, efforts made by authorities to reach AnonymousOwn3r were not instantaneously successful. But at least today, services are now almost back and the company already twitted that its operations is getting closer to normal.
[Update] GoDaddy denies it was hacked
“The service outage was not caused by external influences,” wrote GoDaddy’s Scott Wagner. “It was not a ‘hack’ and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”