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December 10, 2012

Anonymous Website Hacker Claims Responsibility For Attack On Go Daddy Website

Today’s modern world loves the presence of the Internet. The Internet platform, without doubt, has opened a world of opportunities and possibilities to users on the planet. Bridging geographical gaps and simplifying even complicated chores for most people, the Web has been embraced by many individuals as a gift to mankind. Despite its popularity though, the Web remains a place filled with dangers. In fact, the virtual market space remains vulnerable to the attacks of online scammers and cyber criminals.

This notion is echoed again when Go Daddy, one of the major providers of domain hosting and DNS services in US, was taken down by an anonymous hacker. Unfortunately, the newsworthy hacking against Go Daddy’s network has affected probably thousands or millions of websites serviced by Go Daddy. The DNS and hosting service provider, thanks to its twitter account, provided updates from time to time, putting up with the acknowledgment of incident in the morning. The official Twitter account of the company cited its persistent attempt to put things under control, pacifying from time to time the uproars of website owners also victimised by the sudden attack.

Interestingly, a Brazilian account, through Twitter, claimed responsibility for the whole incident. Using the account name AnonymousOwn3r, the supposed hacker admitted his involvement in the website crash of Go Daddy and its client websites. The account owner even bragged that implementing security breach wasn’t so complex.

Hacking seems to be at the focal point of cyber crimes for the past few years. Now that a new breed of crooked tech masters and cyber geeks are out to damage business operations and online systems for the purpose of fun, pleasure and financial gain, entrepreneurs should learn the importance of enhanced Web security.

What is the lesson behind the Go Daddy issue? Web security must be emphasised at all times. Websites must have adequate protection against scams, frauds and hacks. If you want to thwart possible hacker attacks, make sure you hire the professional services of a web development firm that specialises in addressing the vulnerable spots of certain web sites.

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Filed under Web Hosting by Carl Campbell

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