Anonymous’ daddy issues: GoDaddy restored after cyber-attack

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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A lone hacker claiming to be a member of the hacktivist collective Anonymous is claiming the credit for the cyber-attack that hit GoDaddy servers Monday.

Amidst the outage, GoDaddy took to Twitter to keep customers updated on the status of the servers that hosted millions of websites.

“Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people we are having with our site. We’re working on it,” the company said at 1:35 p.m. EDT.

At 5:07 p.m. EDT, the company said, “We’re continuing our work to get back on track. This is our #1 priority. We’ll keep posting updates here. Thanks for all the support.”

Two separate Twitter accounts affiliated with Anonymous charged that the hacker behind the “@AnonymousOwn3r” account was responsible.

“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,” the hacker said.

A source told TheDC that the exploit did not look like Anonymous’ typical style of intrusion. The amorphous nature of the collective, however, makes a culprit hard to pin down, and anyone can claim to be Anonymous.

Sites hosted by the company were restored and running by 5:50 p.m. EDT.

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