A group has stepped up and claimed the attack. Said to be affiliated with “Anonymous” this group sent a tweet that they were behind the outage. Though this has to be confirmed, but if it is true then this could be alarming to GoDaddy.com’s clients.
According to GoDaddy spokesperson Elizabeth Driscoll, the outage began at about 1:25 pm EDT. By 5:43 pm EDT, GoDaddy.com was back online and much of their customers sites were also up.
She added that no sensitive information was lost due to this. Information such as credit card data and passwords were not lost due to this problem.
GoDaddy.com hosts about 5 million websites mostly coming from the SME sector.
Catherine Grison whose site is being hosted by GoDaddy.com said, “If I have o visuals I have nothing left except the accent.”
She added that she might be moving her site to another host since she is disappointed with GoDaddy.com’s services.
Kenneth Borg whose website is also being hosted by GoDaddy.com said, “We run our entire business through websites and emails.”
And since the service disruption, his business is greatly affected.
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