Millions of Websites Down Due to a Hacker

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Millions of websites are registered through godaddy.com, a domain registration service. A hacker has taken credit for hacking Godaddy, causing any site registered through them to go down.

“Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” Go Daddy acknowledged in a Twitter post.

The AnonymousOwn3r account clarified in various tweets that: “it’s not Anonymous coletive [sic] the attack is coming just from me.”

“Duuude? This attack affects not only corporations but also ppl who support your ideology. whats the rationale?” one supposed fan of Anonymous tweeted.

Later, the AnonymousOwn3r account said in response to a question of whether he took down the whole block of DNS (Domain Name System) servers: “yes! it’s not so complex.”

That was followed by: “when i do some DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack i like to let it down by many days , the attack for unlimited time, it can last one hour or one month.”

And the AnonymousOwn3r account explained his actions. “I’m taking godaddy down bacause (sic) well i’d like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now.”

If you are trying to get to a website and you get page can not be displayed, chances are it is one that is affected in this wide spread outage.

Once we learn more, we will update you.

Tim Martin is a Technology specialist, who gives us insights into the technology and software that helps us to get through our day. Technology is everywhere, an increasingly pervasive part of our lives. Tim helps us make sense of it in many ways.