Like a true terrorist Claiming responsibility for others work smfh and if GoDaddy is lying, good. They should not give anon attention and neither should the media
Rock and a hard place. Either you were hacked or you had a system failure. Either is a bad choice though a DoS attack does not have to lead to data being stolen just overwhelmed servers until you can take action. To me a DoS attack may be better than well we had internal issues taking us down.
Maybe? It does seem hard to believe a company of their size could be taken down by corrupt router tables for that period of time. It doesn't take that long to fix the problem.
Something is not right here. Either they are flat out lying or they didn't have the required spare parts or staff on site to quickly bypass or correct the problem.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
hitachi369Embrace Your RightsPremiumReviews:
Grand Rapids, MI
What would they gain? I don't know what godaddy would gain by saying it was there crappy system that crashed and not a 3rd party they have no control over.
In this case, I have to say GoDaddy is being honest.
STOP THE NSA WIRETAPS
They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security
And the winner is . . . Yup. This from a group that accused me of simultaneously changing the DNS on 30 domains in my account and another 50 in another, of which I lost all 30 and they all 50 clients when those 80 address lost the connection to our servers (Oct 30th, 2010). The change time stamps on their end were all within 1 second of each other. There was no way on the planet that it could have been done by a human(s) as it was insisted it was and that it was all my fault. My accounts have been wiped and mysteriously reappeared with all the registration info changed, leaving me with hours of changing it back. ICANN was not happy about that. So . . . basically this "excuse" of theirs has no validity with me. It's just another GD "F" Up that they will try to pass off on anyone but themselves.
From my history with GD, it was internal, another "maintenance goof". With many more to look forward to. Stayed tuned.
Fort Wayne, IN
reply to hitachi369
Re: What would they gain?
said by hitachi369:Crap happens. I think every major hosting provider has had an issue at some time or another. I've had system that went down because a power outage caused a fire with the back up generator. Or where the bank of batteries that provided temporary power until the generator could reach speed exploded taking down everything.
I don't know what godaddy would gain by saying it was there crappy system that crashed and not a 3rd party they have no control over.
You can plan and think you have all your bases covered but sometimes fate throws a curve ball and things don't go down quite the same way as you expected.
Let's speculate some more! Jumping to conclusions is always more fun than searching for facts.
reply to NJBoricua75
Re: Like a true terrorist They should be honest with their customers. Do you really want to trust your business to someone that is lying to you?
too good a hacker Maybe this guy was so good he made it look like an internal network issue.
reply to ArrayList
Re: Like a true terrorist You should ask Sony that question.
reply to NJBoricua75
Considering there has been no incitement of fear or terror, I find your terminology a bit of a stretch.
C0deZer0Oc'D To Rhythm And PolicePremium
reply to PapaMidnight
Especially given their recent business maneuvers, sony would rather go out of business than actually tell the truth on anything.
Because, f*ck Sony
GoDaddy has a BIG reputational problem Look if it wasn't an attack, then it must have been a GoDaddy problem. not good for there rep.
We left a year ago when the Presidents office refused to deal with clear evidence that their eMail infrastructure was compromised.
When we would send some email they would send a reject saying it couldn't be delivered to a list of folks we never sent it to, etc.
Pompano Beach, FL
Godaddy response.. even worse.. It Fell Over by itself!! I.E. Their network/servers/whatever... died all by itself.. no evil external variable to blame..
Which indicates extreme incompetence.. the CEO and CIO should resign..
the issue the issue is you can't have your NS/glue records with more than one registrar. So if Verison/Godaddy/Melbourne IT or the other main registrars go down..we're kinda shafted right?
CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
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Re: What would they gain? Agreed, either way it looks bad but I would figure they would be all to happy to blame the FU on hackers. The only possible motive I could come up with for Go Daddy to blame an outside hack on themselves would be if the hack was THAT severe. Like major stupidity (or liability) on their part could get them sued by businesses that lost money due to this.
Of course it is also possible that they just have no clue that they were hacked.
reply to bn1221
Re: the issue Actually not. Verisign/Net solutions runs the .com registry. Even if they go offline no one could update their domain records but the 13 different root server sites would operate.
Godaddy is basically a reseller the interfaces to controller of each registry. You can split your DNS servers across multiple IPs (upto 13).
That's not what I said. Reread. The NS record is held by godaddy. That holds several DNS pointers. My NS1 is ATT my NS2 is Sprint. I used to use Godaddy until this week. My email and webservers were offline due to Godaddy's outage. My DNS was NOT on Godaddy, but the DNS recursion failed since the NS record was offlinne.
You can then split your NS records across registrars. They don't have to be NS1.yourdomain.com, NS2.yourdomain.com. I have used upto 3 different providers to run DNS. You permitted a single point of failure because of the vanity NS records.
Like I said you said your were tied to Godaddy DNS servers. I had pulled an emergency switch for a client to dnsmadeeasy during that mess.