GoDaddy: Anonymous wasn’t responsible for our outage, internal network issues were
GoDaddy and millions of the websites it hosts were brought down yesterday by an internal network issue, not by a member of hacker group Anonymous, the company said in a statement to TechCrunch Tuesday.
“It was not a ‘hack’ and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS),” Scott Wagner, GoDaddy’s interim CEO, said of the site’s outage. “We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”
“At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised,” Wagner said.
Here’s GoDaddy’s statement in its entirety:
Go Daddy Site Outage Investigation Completed
Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our customers experienced intermittent service outages starting shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. Service was fully restored by 4 p.m. PDT.
The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a “hack” and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted 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.
At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised.
Throughout our history, we have provided 99.999% uptime in our DNS infrastructure. This is the level our customers expect from us and the level we expect of ourselves. We have let our customers down and we know it.
We take our business and our customers’ businesses very seriously. We apologize to our customers for these events and thank them for their patience.
- Scott Wagner, Go Daddy Interim CEO