GoDaddy Down: GoDaddy, Websites Offline

Danica Patrick pits during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Autostock, Nigel Kinrade)

A hacker reportedly crashed the world’s largest Internet domain registrar firm GoDaddy on Monday afternoon, which took down countless websites they host as a result.

The security leader for Anonymous took personal credit for the Distributed Denial of Service in a post on Twitter, posting with the hashtag TangoDown, a military term for killing a terrorist.


“We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site,” GoDaddy posted on Twitter. “We’re working on it.”

Dozens of websites took to Twitter to complain of the massive outage. Email hosted by GoDaddy also appears to be down as a result, according to the flood of public complaints.

The company’s phone tech support lines were also reportedly disrupted as a result. Early estimates of how many websites were downed ranged from thousands to millions.

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