Earlier today, DNS and other servers at GoDaddy became unresponsive, throwing thousands of websites hosted there (including Snooth.com, the internet’s largest interactive wine website and where I work) offline.
Anonymous “Security Leader” @AnonymousOwn3r claims to be behind the take-down, who also points out that it is not Anonymous acting as a whole, just one person.
UPDATE: GoDaddy claims down time was caused by their own incompetency, not a hacker. Who do you think is right? Either way, this puts GoDaddy in a bad light.
According to AnonymousOwn3r, he is taking GoDaddy down to “test how the cyber security is safe” and for other reasons that cannot be disclosed at this time — perhaps keeping secret some sort of security exploit or hole.
Late last year, the internet was in a fury after GoDaddy announced its support of the US government’s proposed SOPA to censor websites just like what communist China does.