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Godaddy DDoS Attack

Published: 2012-09-10
Last Updated: 2012-09-10 21:39:54 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 2)
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Update: GoDaddy appears to make some progress getting services back online. The web site is responding again. DNS queries appear to be still timing out and logins into the site fail. (17:30 ET)

GoDaddy is currently experiencing a massive DDoS attack. "Anonymous" was quick to claim responsibility, but at this point, there has be no confirmation from GoDaddy. GoDaddy only stated via twitter: "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it."

The outage appears to affect the entire range of GoDaddy hosted services, including DNS, Websites and E-Mail. You may experience issues connecting to sites that use these services (for example our domain is hosted with GoDaddy). 

 At this point, I would expect GoDaddy to keep its users up to date via it's twitter feed ( ). I am not aware of a reachable network status page for GoDaddy.

Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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