Web-hosting giant GoDaddy has confirmed that it has not been the victim of a cyber-attack from hacktivist group Anonymous.
GoDaddy's servers were disrupted on Monday afternoon
According to a statement from GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner, issued on the company's homepage, Monday's server outages were in fact caused by "a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables."
"We owe you a big apology for the intermittent service outages we experienced on 10 September" wrote Wagner.
"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. At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised."
GoDaddy experienced problems throughout Monday afternoon, disrupting millions of websites and email accounts. A lone hacker using the Twitter handle @AnonymousOwn3r originally claimed responsibility for the server crash, stating they had launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against GoDaddy to "test how the cyber-security is."
Although the hacker was quick to distance himself from hacking collective Anonymous, AnonymousOwn3r continued to update via Twitter, promising to "keep the attack to GoDaddy." He went on to respond to GoDaddy's claims that they had not been the victims of a cyber-attack, writing that he would crash the website again to prove that he was responsible.
GoDaddy are now certain that the issues have been resolved. But some customers, including Facebook co-founder and Asana developer Dustin Moskovitz, have expressed doubt over GoDaddy's DNS service and have said they will be migrating from the company.
GoDaddy currently maintains over 45 million registered domains.
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