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[Ars] Godaddy wasn't hacked

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Monday's five-hour outage that left GoDaddy unable to serve millions of websites that depend on it for Web hosting was not caused by an external attack as claimed by an anonymous hoaxster. An internal network error was at fault, company officials said Tuesday morning.

"It was not a 'hack' and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS)," GoDaddy Interim CEO Scott Wagner wrote in an e-mail. "We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables."

Once engineers identified the problem, they were able to restore e-mail and connectivity to the company's and customers' websites, Wagner added. Customer data was never at risk of being exposed during the outage, which prevented people from accessing many or all of the websites that rely on GoDaddy.

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Maybe if they spent less time and money on their completely irrelevant ad campaign that is used to get hits on their site...
   
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I wonder if its actually true, perhaps they are saving face blaming it on a hardware failure compared to them being hacked
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I think that I'd rather blame hackers than admit that my service is unreliable.

That said, it seems like it took a long time to fix the problem if it were just a router data table problem (if proper backups were made).
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I wonder if its actually true, perhaps they are saving face blaming it on a hardware failure compared to them being hacked

Why would they lie and open themselves up to more criticism especially if a hacker then revealed the attack?

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I think that I'd rather blame hackers than admit that my service is unreliable.
That said, it seems like it took a long time to fix the problem if it were just a router data table problem (if proper backups were made).
It probably was not just a simple router data table problem. They also probably had contingency servers that should had fail-over.
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