Go Daddy blames technical malfunctions rather than a DDoS for outage

News by Dan Kaplan

Web hosting firm and domain registrar Go Daddy said that technical malfunctions internal to its operations, and not a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, were to blame for Monday's outage.

Web hosting firm and domain registrar Go Daddy said that technical malfunctions internal to its operations, and not a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, were to blame for Monday's outage.

In a statement, the company's interim CEO Scott Wagner said: “We have determined that the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted our 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.”

He said that the service outage was not caused by external influences and was not a ‘hack' and it was not a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), and also that no customer data was compromised in the outage, which lasted much of the day for some sites.

Go Daddy said on Monday that it was experiencing intermittent outages but did not suggest any malicious activity.

A purported member of Anonymous, using the handle @AnonymousOwn3r, had taken credit for the takedown. Despite Go Daddy's statement, they stood by their word, tweeting that Go Daddy "is denying that it was hacked by me" and that it does not want to "show their cyber security is bad this way they would lose customers".

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