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Anonymous Member Takes Down GoDaddy, Takes Down Millions of Sites

Putting all your domain names in one big registrar is like putting all your money in one big bank, when it fails, the world comes to a crash

TechCrunch Article

"According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. Update: customers are complaining that GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, along with GoDaddy phone service and all sites using GoDaddy’s DNS service.

Update 2: Anonymous is claiming responsibility. A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action.

AnonymousOwn3r’s bio reads

“Security leader of #Anonymous (~Official member~).” The individual claims to be from Brazil, and hasn’t issued a statement as to why GoDaddy was targeted.

Last year GoDaddy was pressured into opposing SOPA as customers transferred domains off the service. However, AnonymousOwn3r has tweeted “I’m not anti go daddy, you guys will undestand because i did this attack.”"

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Update: GoDaddy: Outage did

Update: GoDaddy: Outage did not result from a hack
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/tech/mobile/godaddy-response-o...

Cyril's picture

Good then.I'm all for reading this

Good then.

I'm all for reading this.

False False-Flag. For this time.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

How transparent "they" are becoming w/ false flags

"I am soooo scared! If only the government would pass a new law, create a new alphabet-soup agency and take complete control the web, this would never happen again! Please protect us!"

We've seen this coming for years. Wonder how far they will go to achieve their agenda?

This Isn't Typical Anonymous Behavior

I would be on the lookout for a potential false flag here, because the behavior of this individual claiming responsibility for the attack isn't acting very much like one of their members. First of all, Anonymous has no real leader (there are some that are more valued for their skills, but no one ever DECLARES themself as a leader...Anonymous abhors such behavior). Second of all, it's a very un-Anonymous thing to tag yourself with that "(~Official Member~)", as simply participating in their activity makes you a "member", and there's no real "official" way to become one. All in all, looks pretty fishy to me, especially with the timing of Obama considering that cybersecurity Executive Order.

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Erm

The guy is a known member of Anonymous as a crew. Recognized before, however he took sole credit and made it clear Anonymous wasn't involved.

This is a sole guy making a point. The fact that he's worked as part of Anonymous before is immaterial. Anytime there's any kind of hacking going on, the press yells, "Anonymous!" and people get things confused.

Eric Hoffer

Good eye

good eye.

Excellent points.

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Indeed.ROTTING Fishy

Indeed.

ROTTING Fishy.

I'm glad to see we are several already having the same instinct and intuition.

Let us not forget an important FACT of their Psy-Ops wars :

the gov't is ACTUALLY convinced that the American people is indeed THAT STUPID. And to some extent the sheeple really is or to busy with the daily rat race to look far enough to reject EVEN the BIGGEST lies.

Remember Goebbels' words : the bigger the lie, the better. For, the farther they can continue to deceive and control. The better it works for the traitors in the end.

It had very wide media coverage already. The BRAINWASHing phase possibly, on a spectacular exploit (many American families or small businesses were affected).

And here comes the gov't Act to save us all in the future against the bad cyber terrorists !

Yeah, right.

Let us BE VERY WARY.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

phone service?

The phone service isn't "down". It was shut off because they don't want a bunch of customers calling in to complain. lulz. DDoS is lame

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

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More insights from earlier this year, btw :

More insights from earlier this year, btw :

Bruce Schneier on Government, Business, Military are Internet Security Threats :

@ RSA 2012 : Usually the bête noire of the annual RSA conference is the criminal hacking community, but security guru Bruce Schneier asserts that government, business, and the military may well pose a bigger threat to security professionals.

"The current risks to internet freedom, openness, and innovation don't come from the bad guys – they are political and technical. I suppose I should call this talk 'Layer eight and nine threats'," he told his audience on Tuesday at RSA 2012.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/schneier_warns_gover...

Bruce Schneier on Anonymous :

@ RSA 2012 : Schneier on Why Anonymous Is Not a Group and Why They're Certainly Not As Good As You Think They Are

http://www.schneier.com/news-123.html

'HTH

P.S.
I didn't attend that conference, but by "layer 8 and 9 threats", my guess is Bruce was alluding to 2 more imaginary layers, human-related, above those of the traditional computer networks' protocol stack of the OSI Model, counting 7 layers (the 7th, in the OSI model, is the top-most "application layer") :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Thank goodness I don't use

Thank goodness I don't use them.

Is Anonymous a CIA coup....

This is kind of weird.

Obama considers signing an executive order to pass cyber security act.

http://www.dailypaul.com/253864/obama-considers-executive-or...

Then a couple of days later this happens. It seems to me this is planned to get congress to act to pass a cyber security bill.

That is why I'm thinking that "Anonymous" is a CIA coup. Just like the CIA installing the shah in Iran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzenCpCpEak

This all just seems too closely tied together.

I hope I'm totally wrong.

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I have the same suspicion

I have the same suspicion.

And same hope as yours to be really wrong, and that it was just some loco needing attention on his/her skills.

You can fight back, or rather stand and shout loud and clear in the WWW "street" what you believe in.

See my signature and recent LibertyPulse related post.

For Liberty.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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How can anyone tell if it is an authentic

action by hacktivists protesting GoDaddy's support of SOPA or a fed. agency claiming to be Anonymous in order to whip support for more internet control and repression of dissenters? To me the latter seems far more likely.

Anonymous is us

Anyone can be anonymous and do what ever you want. They are anonymous and splinter groups. Even HB Gary the Government Air Force Personna computers can be Anonymous. HB Gary is watching everything you write at all times and recording your conversations in Utah.

I personally believe

I personally believe anonymous shouldn't be considered a group, or anything. Its more like a general term for internet hactivists. Some people who are internet hactivists go after targets I agree with, other times they go after legit targets. I agree with them more times then not because they are not violent. Even when they do things I disagree with, it sends a message to other big corps to keep their noses clean. I think the internet hactivist phenomina (SP???) is positive

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

sucks

yeah, this sucks when your clients call asking why their site is down. I guess if there were a reason... otherwise this is just malicious.

its

your decision to choose that provider. If you made that decision, you made a bad one.

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

I really hope the government

I really hope the government doesn't see this as an opportunity to regulate the internet more...

the government already wants

the government already wants to regulate the net. Hactivist groups will try to stop it. If the feds pull this shit, you're gona see 'anonymous' everywhere...and ill be like hell yeah!!

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

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For the curious, here's one of the possible types of attack

For the curious, here's one of the possible (common) types of attack that might have occurred against GoDaddy's DNS boxes :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_spoofing

It's a good overview. The rest is in the Devil's details of the software specifics, of course.

The WP article also has a section on the common ways to protect servers against those.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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A better and peaceful action

By the way, THIS is the kind of PEACEFUL action that Anonymous NEVER thought of, nor ever wanted :

http://www.dailypaul.com/254115/libertypulseus-let-the-world...

This still needs traction, though, and I'm still working on it, and in need of your suggestions. Read the post and thread carefully.

Please join, jump in to make OUR PULSE for Liberty !

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Luckily

I only use Godaddy.com for domain names, and it looks like their DNS servers weren't affected as all my websites are still up

I always tell my clients to use Bluehost instead of Godaddy for hosting, and I bet they're happy now

Nope, not true at all

Most of their hosting was fine. It was the DNS specifically that was affected. Either your names had their DNS hosted on a server cluster that was unaffected or you looked after they had already fixed it. But as a web developer in charge of about a hundred sites that are hosted on our own server but use GoDaddy as a domain registrar, I can say with certainty that domains were in fact affected, and en masse.

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us

I believe you

I guess my domain names were located on a DNS server that was unaffected :)

Most likely not

Your network contains a cache of the DNS records. Once that tries to refresh (variable time here, once a dayish) you'll get hosed. Trying going to a coffeehouse and using a computer there.

Thought I was fine today too, turns out my network 3 levels up had it cached and my customers didn't.

Eric Hoffer

Do you have a static IP? It

Do you have a static IP? It seems likley that your DNS was cached either in your own DNS server, router or PC.

Bluehost?

Bluehost?

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

http://www.bluehost.com

The great thing about godaddy

The great thing about godaddy is the amount of space they have available. We've got over 5,000 pages on one website and our hosting costs are less than $150/year with unlimited bandwidth. Tough to beat.

What justice would be is to see the perpetrator of this giant rip off ( I am referring to the hacker ) be left in a room with some of us who have built successful businesses only to see them come down because of this lowlife. Video tape what happens and I bet it would never happen again.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

haha

I guess we will all need king Obama to sign that executive order for cyber security. How convenient that he is already talking about doing that. ;)