Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 12:08pm websites and e-mail down, Hacker group Anonymous member to blame (UPDATE: 2012/09/12)

Posted by Jordan Erickson

UPDATE 2012/09/12: issued me an e-mail “apology” for their service interruption (I have multiple registered domains under, but my hosting is taken place in-house). According to their e-mail, GoDaddy is claiming that the cause of their outage was because of… “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 We have implemented a series of immediate measures to fix the problem.”


Upon receiving a call from a client stating that his e-mail was not sending out, I started on my normal troubleshooting processes. After about 5 minutes of investigation I found that his e-mail provider’s main website,, was unreachable. I found this hard to believe, since it is such a large company – I googled “Godaddy down” and came up with an article stating that the hacker group known as Anonymous had taken their services down.

The group member supposedly responsible, “Anonymous 0wn3r”, clarified that the group overall is not responsible for this hack, and that he/she acted alone. Said on Twitter, “RT: @AnonOpsSweden @YourAnonNews @AnonOpsLegion tell the people to not understand wrong the attack is coming only from me

I guess this proves once again that anything can be the cause of your computer problems – even things that seem highly unlikely!

UPDATE: Here’s a video from Anonymous explaining their actions (UPDATE 2012/09/12: This video was apparently taken down because, “it’s content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service”):

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