GoDaddy.com says Monday's outage was not due to hackers

On Monday, the domain name and website hosting service GoDaddy.com suffered an outage that lasted several hours. The issues not only affected the GoDaddy website, but millions of other websites that used its services. Today, the company issued a statement which gave its reasons for Monday's problems.

TechCrunch reports that, in a statement credited to GoDaddy.com's interim CEO Scott Wagner:

The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a “hack” and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined 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.

Wagner added that the outage on Monday did not result in any company data being compromised.

A few Twitter feeds from people or groups that have had ties with the Anonymous hacker group tried to claim responsibility for the GoDaddy.com outage when it happened on Monday. However, it now appears that those groups were simply trying to take advantage of a problem that was actually more mundane, even if it still have a massive effect.

Source: TechCrunch | Image via GoDaddy.com

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Wagner added that the outage on Monday did not result in any company data being compromised.

Why add that if it wasn't an attack? If it was an internal issue than surely nothing should have been exposed anyway?

"We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again."

Translation: somebody got their ass fired and a competent person hired.

ir0nw0lf said,
"We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again."

Translation: somebody got their ass fired and a competent person hired.

OR.....

Management has finally agreed to fund the long-standing purchasing and hiring requests from their overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated IT staff.

Guess which one is more likely?

excalpius said,

OR.....

Management has finally agreed to fund the long-standing purchasing and hiring requests from their overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated IT staff.

Guess which one is more likely?

You forget that everyone on neowin is a competent person and better at these things than the professionals.

So, hackers are starting up fake taking credit stories now to stay relevant... great... I bet Godaddy is telling the truth, as most companies would rather blame hackers then take the windfall for a self-made oopsie

Wouldn't they say that either way? The outage was bad press enough. How many people would they loose if they said they were hacked, however of an unintrusive hacker it might have been.

Jimmy422 said,
Of course they're not going to admit to being hacked. That would make more people switch away from them.

I wouldn't admit it was their fault anyway. That makes their service look just as bad.

Jimmy422 said,
Of course they're not going to admit to being hacked. That would make more people switch away from them.
Not as bad as it happening again. If some script kiddie can do it once, do it again. Otherwise there is no evidence to suggest it was hacked.

So what they're saying is they've actually moved the DNS servers to different networks now, like they were supposed to have been in the first place to stop this from happening.