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Anonymous member claims responsibility for GoDaddy hack

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Sep 10, 2012
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  1. Domain registrar and hosting company GoDaddy is experiencing outages that could potentially affect millions of websites. The issues were first noticed around 10 a.m. PT and have been intermittent since then, a spokesperson for GoDaddy told CBS News. The outages...

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  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    And just when you think the hacking groups have gotten the message of the public, this shows up. Just because GoDaddy supported SOPA, as is their given right, doesnt mean that ANON or anyone else has the right to shut them down. As we are pretty sure most of these hacker groups are based in the US, all they are doing is trodding on the rights of others. They have become the enemy that they are trying to fight. They have become the ones censoring. Seems to me that they should just give up and start over.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,869   +1,194

    Im all for stopping internet censorship, but the media coorporations are a better target then the people just trying to freaking survive.
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    I hope GoDaddy stays down. Their website is a cluster **** of ads. Just trying to checkout for a domain registration? Look at all our million other services! They're only popular because they spent a fortune with ads with sex symbols in it. They're a horrible company otherwise.
  5. SharkSoban

    SharkSoban TS Rookie

    Once again, tip of the hat to ANON. it is every registrar's responisbility to ensure that their clients data and webpages are kept safe and secure. I do agree that the media outlets would be a better target, but if they go down, ANON's agenda wont be as widespread as they would like.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    Yeah, what a bunch of gits. So it basically goes like this: GoDaddy supported SOPA, there was public outcry and cancelled accounts, so GoDaddy decided to pull its support from SOPA. Then many months later someone runs a DDoS attack on GoDaddy and claims it's because of that support. Which they already pulled back. For a proposal that already died. What's the message here? I say well done to those who voted with their wallets when it counted, and Anonymous, just die, will you?

    And SharkSoban, the data is safe and sound (and you're confusing a registrar with a hosting service, but it's forgivable since GoDaddy is both). All the attack did was interfere with the service.
  7. The company where I work uses GoDaddy and this affected our business and being in IT I had to deal with everyone’s complaints and explain what was going on. I have no say if we use GoDaddy or someone else as this is a business decision at higher levels. As stated GoDaddy changed their stance on SOPA after they lost business, so why now so much later someone attacks them? The IT staff here and other places as well as many businesses are the innocent victims of this attack. How much support do you think you brought to your cause?

    This raises a bigger question; do these attacks really change anything? I believe it only causes more problems. If you want to bring awareness then do so in a peaceful means, such as the ‘move your domain day’ which was actually effective in creating change. Attacking only brings a response that you do not want. Essentially you are saying if someone does something we don’t agree with we will bully you. Think about it, if you were ever bullied how did that make you feel? Did that ever make you want to follow the bully’s direction? If you really want to change the world, participate in creating it and not destroying it.
  8. GoDaddy is now saying this was not an attack but a server problem. You may then skip the first paragraph above as we can now put the full blame on GoDaddy. The second paragraph still rings true with any type of attacks, internet or real world.
  9. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +7

    Could anonymous just be the government fabricating little stories so they can change there laws surely its the hackers who develop and deploy the likes of that stuxnet virus etc who are the ones to be worried about

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