- This isn't GoDaddy's first time being nailed
- 3:50 p.m. CBC now confirming its site issues are NOT related to the Anonymous attack on GoDaddy.
- 4:08 p.m. GoDaddy's twitter account. I'm guessing they're not a happy bunch right about now.
- 4:10 p.m. CNN, Mashable, Anonymous claim tweet.
- 4:14 p.m. Data Center Knowledge. Great background on GD, and broader impact.
- 4:25 p.m. Anonymous denies responsibility. Hacker war may ensue. What fun!
- 4:28 p.m. CBC, CTV, Fox
- 4:42 p.m. Mashable (alternatives), The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Toronto Star
- 4:57 p.m. New York Times (Bits), PC Magazine
- 6:09 p.m. Yahoo/AP, EasyDNS workaround, AllThingsD, ZDNet
Monday, September 10, 2012
GoDaddy hacked by Anonymous. Danica Patrick not pleased.
It's a bad day in webland as GoDaddy, one of the largest and best-known domain registrars/hosts anywhere - Danica Patrick, anyone? - has apparently been hacked by a member of the shadowy Anonymous group who calls himself Anonymousown3r and says he's the group's security leader. Okay, whoever this doofus is, millions of websites, including some big ones, are either down or severely compromised.
GoDaddy, you may recall, is the outfit that uses provocative messaging to get folks to pay attention. Because T&A is an integral part of hosting a website, right?
Suuuure, it is.
I'm guessing some budget priorities are about to shift. Less money for spandex, more for security. Danica can go back to driving. Or whatever.
Your turn: Thoughts?