GoDaddy, which yesterday, reportedly was hacked my an anonymous person, has finally resumed online operations after restoring it servers. The Domain Name System (DNS) host and registrar, which claims close to 10 million customers and hosts over 50 million domain names, went offline yesterday at around 10.25 a.m, following a hacking attack by an anonymous person, who later claimed the credit to the act via twitter, as covered in one of our articles.
Following the attacks, the company redirected all its DNS traffic to VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), another registrar of domains, which runs the .com and the .net top level domains. However, the company announced that no further domain traffic is being redirected upon restoring its services.
Elizabeth L. Driscoll, vice president of public relations for GoDaddy, is quoted by Network World saying, “”Our services are now back to normal, we are no longer redirecting DNS traffic,” she said. “It was helpful because it allowed our customers to manage their accounts, while we restored services. We thank Verisign for their assistance today.”
According to reports, the anonymous hacker claimed that the reason behind the hacking was related to GoDaddy’s acclaimed support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). However, it is believed that the company later reversed this statement.
This comes just two months after the FBI, on July 9, completely locked out internet browsers that had been hacked by the infamous DNSChanger malware. This therefore implies that the fight against DNS hacking is far from over, as the world continues to transform into a digital state.
Other hacking related news that occurred recently also featured Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Unique Device Identifiers, which later revealed that it was never a breach of FBI security.
Normal operations at GoDaddy resumed at around 2.43 p.m, as announced by the company, “At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised,” Driscoll wrote, assuring clients the safety of their critical information. She then added, “we will provide an additional update within the next 24 hours.”