GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest hosting and domain name providers, had a major outage on Monday. The outage lasted nearly six hours for some customers, taking domains, sites and email offline for thousands of users.
A hacker who claims to be associated with hactivist group anonymous jumped on the outage, claiming that the GoDaddy shutdown was a the result of a deliberate Denial of Service (DoS) attack against the company.
GoDaddy has refuted that claim and offered it’s own explanation as to what triggered the outage.
“The service outage was not caused by external influences,” Scott Wagner, interim CEO of GoDaddy, said in a statement. “It was not a ‘hack’ and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS).”
According to Wagner, GoDaddy experienced intermittent service outages from 10 AM PDT until approximately 4 PM PDT. Wagner stressed that the six hour service disruption did not put customer data at risk