Last night, GoDaddy.com went off and they confirmed this in their website saying “At 10:25 am PT, GoDaddy.com and associated customer services experienced intermittent outages. Services began to be resto”
This type of attack is called as distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
GoDaddy, which hosts more than 5 million sites, has been a subject of hackers’ ire because it publicly supported federal anti-piracy legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Many Small business sites were affected by this attack.
Twitter accounts believed associated with hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility, but its involvement wasn’t confirmed. A hacker profiled “AnonymousOwn3r” claimed that he was the hacker and tweeted last night. Here are some interesting tweets from him and some of his fellows..
His first tweet came 12 hours before this post saying
Then he tweeted
Hello everyone who wanna me to put 99% of the global Internet in #tangodown?
Tango down was taken from the old school military strike results when a target was attacked successfully they use to report it as “tango down”. Nowadays hackers use this term to explain websites have been taken offline in some way or another.
@AnonymousOwn3r Good job brother, glad to see you back
@film_girl : To be clear, I do feel for the thousands of small sites/businesses that are down. Like, that hardcore sucks
This is his last tweet by IST 11.25 11/Sept/2012
@AnonymousOwn3r : I will keep the attack to godaddy soon u guys can acess