GoDaddy outage was caused by router snafu, denies hack

Go Daddy, the world’s largest registrar of domain names, denied Tuesday that an hours-long outage at the company Monday was caused by a hack or denial of service attack. Instead, the company said, its own internal systems — not an attack — were to blame.

A person claiming to be a lead hacker within the Anonymous hacking collective had taken credit for bringing the site’s severs down. Under the Twitter handle “AnonymousOwn3r,” the person continued even after Go Daddy’s denial to say that he or she had attacked the site.

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Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

But according to Go Daddy, the company’s analysis shows there was no outside action.

“The service outage was not caused by external influences,” the company’s interim chief executive Scott Wagner said in a statement sent to press.

“We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.

Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com.  We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.”

Wagner said that no personal or financial data was vulnerable during the outage.

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