Archive for September 2012

Anonymous takes down GoDaddy

dns denial of service attackI guess Bob had it coming .. Yesterday domain hosted on GoDaddy’s DNS as well as GoDaddy hosted email accounts where taken down by a  denial-of-service attack (DoS attack). In computing, a DoS attack or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack; dns denial of service attack) is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility via Twitter, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action.