Is GoDaddy Hacked – 19th September 2016
But we are hackers and hackers have black terminals with green font colors! John Nunemaker
Robert Parsons, better known as Bob Parsons, is an American entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist. In 1997, he founded the GoDaddy group of companies, including domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains.
GoDaddy is one of the largest and leading website on internet now a days. As of September 2014, Parsons had an estimated net worth of $1.85 billion and was ranked #353 on the Forbes 400 ranking of the world’s wealthiest people.
I was buying few domains (AjmanSEO , SharjahSEO , DubaiSMO) in morning around 5:50am (+4 GMT) and seen unknown redirects to linkrlab.com
For 15 to 20 minutes All Links / URLs in User Dashboard redirects to Linkrlab and after that https://dcc.godaddy.com stop working at all.
Where Was I ?
Right now according to UAE’s international time 7:30AM godaddy’s subdomain DCC.GoDaddy.Com is still not working.
The dcc.godaddy.com page isn’t working
dcc.godaddy.com didn’t send any data.
For the confirmation I started chat with Godaddy support but the support representative was not aware from these unusual redirects.
Now the question is, Is Godaddy hacked ? Is It Malware Attack to GoDaddy ? Is all of the accounts information got leaked ?
GoDaddy is using Valid Certificates issued by their own company and all resources on their webpages are served securely. I hope user datas are still safe.
Additional Information Added on 21st November 2016
Wagner said the outage was not a “hack” and was not a denial of service attack (DDoS).
Computer expert Bryan Schiele said Tuesday that a denial of service attack would have taken down the computer or computers that host all of Go Daddy’s information for the websites and email addresses they host. He said it is unlikely that one person could do this.
“If it was more of a malicious attack by somebody, there would have been data compromised, there would have been a breach of security, personal information would have been released.”
News of the outage spread on social media, via Twitter. Go Daddy soon acknowledged the problem tweeting,
“Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it.”
A member of the online hacker group named Anonymous soon took responsibility for the outage and tweeted,
“Hello godaddy.com now yes! all servers #tangodown by @AnonymousOwn3r.”
Another post was tweeted by the Anonymous member in broken English [sic]:
“I’m taking godaddy down bacause well i’d like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now.”
He said Go Daddy implemented measures that should prevent a similar outage in the future. He emphasized that no customer data – such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses – were at risk at any time and that the company’s systems were never compromised.
“Throughout our history, we have provided 99.999 (percent) uptime in our DNS infrastructure,” Wagner said in a statement apologizing to customers. “This is the level our customers expect from us and the level we expect of ourselves. We have let our customers down and we know it.”