(The Hosting News) – What was initially reported as a hack attack now appears to not have been the cause of significant downtime experienced by top domain registrar and web host Go Daddy on Monday.
Most recently, the company further clarified the matter, saying the incident “was not caused by external influences.”
A supporter of the influential hacking group Anonymous had originally taken credit for the issue yesterday. The person boasted of the matter via Twitter under the name “Anonymous Own3r.” Despite the aligning themselves to Anonymous, the person had stated, “tell the people to not understand wrong the attack is coming only from me.” The hacker’s claim runs contrary to Go Daddy’s reporting on the downtime today.
“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,” read a statement from Go Daddy Interim CEO Scott Wagner.
No data was left vulnerable due to the matter. Go Daddy also emphasized its commitment to uptime and admitted it had let its clientele down.
An AP report noted the issue may have brought sites numbering anywhere between thousands to the millions offline because of the matter. At some points yesterday, GoDaddy.com’s homepage remained inaccessible as well.
Go Daddy, meanwhile, transferred its DNS to VeriSign to help return its services to normalcy, according to a report appearing on Wired.com.
Last week, another Anonymous backer claimed a hack attack on an FBI-issued laptop, resulting in the leak of Apple IDs. However, the FBI denied that was the case and a Florida-based publishing company eventually admitted it was the target of the breach instead.