UPDATE 9/11/2012: Anonymous Own3r is a fraud. The GoDaddy outage was caused by an internal router issue, and not a hacking or denial of service attack.
Earlier this year I wrote about an Anonymous plan to take down the internet through a massive Denial of Service attack against the root DNS servers, and how to take steps to avoid being affected. However, this attack never impacted anyone.
Today a member of the group Anonymous, who goes by "Anonymous Own3r" claimed responsibility for knocking GoDaddy's DNS servers offline. According to the
This revelation comes on the same day that it was revealed that leaked Apple device IDs were from a US company BlueToad, instead of the FBI, as Anonymous has claimed.
According to Netcraft.com the GoDaddy outage lasted approximately 3.25 hours, and affected eight out of GoDaddy's ten hosting locations.
While the percentage of the Internet affected by this
Does your Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan include massive outages by your hosting provider? If not, now would be a good time to add it, especially if your organization relies on web and email for your critical business functions.
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