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Published On: Mon, Sep 10th, 2012

GoDaddy hacked by Anonymous,millions of customers effected

According to TechCrunch.com, customers have been complaining that GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts, GoDaddy phone service and all the sites utilizing GoDaddy’s large Distrbuted Denial of Service (DNS) service are also down, affecting people worldwide.

Go Daddy is the host of  5 million web sites globally and it oversees a total of 52 million domain names. Because the company provides domain name services for a large portion of its managed names, a DNS outage impairs millions of web sites on Internet.

In April, former CEO Warren Adelman said to Data Center Knowledge, “We handle 10 billion DNS queries a day. A good chunk of the Internet resolves because of us.”

This isn’t the first time that Go Daddy has been attacked electronically. It is a frequent target on the five million web sites that it hosts. The company has said it blocks 2.5 million brute force attacks hourly and they are monitored in the company’s Scottsdale headquarters.

How did Monday’s attack happen? Reports have said that a member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r has claimed responsibility and tweeted it is not an Anonymous collective action.

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