GoDaddy hacked. Sites offline

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Hackers took down today. It apparently was a Ddos (Distributed denial of service) attack. The hacker uses machines they control, ie. machines that are infected with trojans, to send a flood of requests to the target. This overwhelms the servers and crashes the site.

In this case, the target was Godaddy is the domain registrar for millions of sites. They also host a significant number of sites. It’s not clear yet to me if the hacker took down the hosting and registrar portion or just the hosting. From my daily logs, it appears that if you have a site registered through Godaddy, you might have experienced some down time for your site and emails today.

My experience with hosting companies experiencing a Ddos attack is that it can sometimes take a while for them to stop the attack.

If you have sites registered through, or hosted with, godaddy, you might see some downtime for the site and/or your emails.

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