GoDaddy Says Hackers Not Behind Website Shutdown

GoDaddy Hacker Attack

GoDaddy says it was a massive system failure that took millions of websites, including BocaNewsNow.com, offline Monday.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Internet hosting provider GoDaddy says it was a system failure, not hackers, that brought down millions of websites Monday, including scores in Boca Raton.

BocaNewsNow.com experienced intermittent outages throughout much of the afternoon.

First reported as a hacker attack, GoDaddy says the meltdown was caused by several problems, all at once.

Here is the statement from GoDaddy's President:

Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our customers experienced intermittent service outages starting shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. Service was fully restored by 4 p.m. PDT.

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.

At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised.

Throughout our history, we have provided 99.999% uptime in our DNS infrastructure. 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.

We take our business and our customers' businesses very seriously. We apologize to our customers for these events and thank them for their patience.

– Scott Wagner Go Daddy CEO