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Tech Report: Web Hosting Service GoDaddy Hacked

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A hacker allegedly affiliated with Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down GoDaddy, a popular web-hosting service that supports millions of sites.

The outage started around 10 a.m. on Monday for the service that also acts as a registrar. It’s basically a place to go where you can register your domain.

Depending on the situation, anyone who hosts on GoDaddy was likely down. Even if you just had your site registered with them you’re likely to have been affected, but I don’t think there’s any cause for concern as far as additional security measures go.

KCBS Tech Report:

This attack was against GoDaddy itself, allegedly done  by a hacker associated with anonymous who took credit, but we don’t know for sure.

I don’t think any of the users will have lost any data. I spoke with one man who has a site that hosts on GoDaddy. As we were speaking the site was down, but within 10 minutes it was back up and running.

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