GoDaddy And Its Thousands Of Hosted Sites Go Dark, Anonymous Takes Blame

GoDaddy And Its Thousands Of Hosted Sites Go Dark, Anonymous Takes Blame

GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and a top web host, is down due to a DNS attack. All of the sites that rely on GoDaddy as a host (even just for nameservers) have also been affected. On Twitter, a member of anarchist hacker collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility of the attack, while GoDaddy has said it's working to restore service as quickly as possible.

"Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it."

The attack appears to be in response to GoDaddy's support earlier this year of anti-piracy legislation SOPA and PIPA, which many Internet activists decried as a form of censorship.

"By using / supporting Godaddy, you are supporting censorship of the Internet," wrote an Anonymous Twitter account shortly after the attack.

[via Mashable]

Tags: godaddy, anonymous
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