A malicious flood of network traffic has knocked Internet registrar GoDaddy’s servers offline. With it came tumbling down its website, email, and thousands of websites registered through one of the Internet’s most popular services.
A Twitter user quickly claimed credit for the incident going by the Twitter name AnonymousOwn3r.
“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 twitted in response to questions from a technology reporter at tech blog Mashable.
The attack which was a a DDoS attack involves an overwhelming flood of communication that a server can’t keep up with, but it can be done with as few as 50 computers.
The reality is anyone can be hacked no matter how big the company is.
GoDaddy quickly acknowledged the problem online, writing on Twitter that it was “working feverishly” to resolve the matter in a timely fashion.
“We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” GoDaddy explained in a simple Tweet Monday afternoon.