WASHINGTON, Sept 10, 2012 (AFP) – A hacker claimed credit Monday for downing the Web hosting firm GoDaddy, which manages millions of websites around the world.
Credit was claimed on Twitter by @AnonymousOwn3r, who is identified as the “security leader” of the loosely organized hacker collective Anonymous.
“Hello http://godaddy.com/ now yes! all servers #tangodown by @AnonymousOwn3r,” a tweet said, using the code word for a hack attack.
When some news sites blamed the attack on Anonymous, the same individual responded on Twitter by saying: “it is not Anonymous coletive it’s only me don’t use Anonymous coletive name on it, just my name.”
GoDaddy issued its own statement on Twitter: “Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it.”
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