2010 Malware Attacks

Date: 2010

A series of virus attacks led to an undetermined number of Go Daddy-hosted sites being infected with malicious code. Chief Executive of FireHost, Chris Drake, declared hackers embedded code into the site's Web application (possibly through blog comments). Online protection experts Sucuri Security claimed the attacks redirected users to malware sites running hazardous Javascript code that automatically downloaded fake antivirus onto their computer. Go Daddy had the gall to blame domain owners for running obsolete software, then took the high road and admitted that there were huge internal problems. It also went on to say that less than half of its 4.3 million hosted sites had been affected. Uhhh, was that suppose to be good news?