GoDaddy Hacked, Taking Down Millions of Websites

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XC Media Design has been in business since about 2007. Our business Website has been around since September of 2009. Never once has our Website been down for any length of time (more then maybe 5 minutes).

Today, September 10th, 2012, one day before the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the history of mankind, XC Media Design was down… along with about 999,999 thousand more websites on the east coast of The United States of America.

A hacker by the twitter handle of @AnonymousOwn3r took responsibility for taking down millions of users websites, email accounts, phone service, and all GoDaddy DNS clients. @AnonymousOwn3r also was able to shut down GoDaddy’s actual website!

@AnonymousOwn3r wrote:

When i do some DDOS attack i like to let it down by many days , the attack for unlimited time, it can last one hour or one month

when asked a question on Twitter regarding how long they were going to keep up this attack. The hacker also stated his reasons for doing such an attack… well, sort of.

I’m taking godaddy down bacause well i’d like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now

One Twitter user by the name of @ESHELcollection had the best response of the day.

@AnonymousOwn3r Sure,Impress us -Please take 99% of the internet down. I would love to see your face exp. when they find you later !ha.

GoDaddy was right on the mark though. Minutes after the attack, Tech Support wrote:

Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,”

was written minutes after the lock out hack was completed on the largest Internet Website Hosting providers Twitter.

So many messages, can’t get to you all… Sorry to hear all your frustration. We’re working feverishly to resolve as soon as possible.

was written about 2 hours later responding to the mass of support questions being feverishly tossed at GoDaddy’s Twitter and Facebook pages. One could only imagine how many messages, phone calls, and emails to tech support were placed in this time frame.

Whether the attack was merely a child playing to much with his newly purchased HP laptop or the work of a hacker from hell looking to doom the Internet lifestyle once and for all, we have to say we are impressed. Taking down a million websites with a DNS bomb is not the most prolific thing to ever grace our presence but it does show how security lacks in places where the public feels safe.

Whether or not you admit is; if you have a Facebook or a Twitter or a Google+ account and so on… you are at risk. Beware friends! We believe the fun has only begun for this creep!

Please stay tuned to XC Media Design for the most up-to-date coverage of the GoDaddy DNS Attack and Hack

September 10th, 2012|Social Media, Technology|
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