Some are saying NO Daddy for me after this proof that Godaddy can be hacked. One Twitter feed allegedly linked to Anonymous claimed credit for a hack but the cause is far from clear.
GoDaddy manages millions of websites around the world.
GoDaddy said on its Twitter account: @GoDaddy "So many messages, can't get to you all... Sorry to hear all your frustration. We're working feverishly to resolve as soon as possible."
One Twitter feed, @AnonymousOwn3r, said that "all servers" of Go Daddy had been taken down.
The account of AnonymousOwn3r identifies itself as the "security leader" of the group, but said in subsequent tweets that the attack was carried alone and not on behalf of the organisation.
"it is not Anonymous coletive it's only me don't use Anonymous coletive name on it, just my name," the person said in the feed.
Another went: "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.
Monday Meltdown A spokesperson for GoDaddy informed major news media like BBC that the firm was directing all inquiries to its @GoDaddy Twitter feed. "You could say it's been a busy day," he said.
Attacks by Anonymous on major sites have become much more common.
In early June, members of Anonymous staged protests in 16 cities in India against what they said was internet censorship in the country and in April, Anonymous also claimed responsibility for defacing almost 500 websites in China.
Lulzsec, an off-shoot of Anonymous, gained notoriety last year with a string of high-profile attacks on websites and businesses such as one on Sony Pictures in which thousands of personal details were published online. Story continued at BBC.
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