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Go Daddy denies Anonymous involved in site outage: 'it was not a denial of service attack'

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Go Daddy says that a recent outage was not caused by a hack or DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous.

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Yesterday saw a major outage for and domains it helped host, keeping many sites offline for hours. With the problem officially resolved, Go Daddy has given details about it for the first time, flatly denying that hacker group Anonymous had any hand in the incident. "The service outage was not caused by external influences," Go Daddy's interim CEO has said. "It was not a 'hack' and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables."

This contradicts a statement by one Anonymous member on Twitter, who claimed responsibility for DDoSing Go Daddy yesterday and has continued to take interview requests and answer questions through today. The user first tweeted about the attack shortly after Go Daddy announced the outage. Obviously, it's better for Go Daddy if people don't see it as a target for Anonymous or other hackers, but it's also pretty flatly shutting down any speculation.