But some yesterday reports said a member of hacking collective Anonymous was behind the fiasco. GoDaddy, one of the world’s biggest domain registrars and web hosts, blamed a “series of internal network events”, BBC reported.
“At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised,” the site’s chief executive Scott Wagner said in a press release issued on Tuesday.
“The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a ‘hack’ and it was not a denial of service attack.
“We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.
“Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.”
On Twitter, user @AnonymousOwn3r wrote, “the attack is not coming from Anonymous coletive [sic] , the attack it’s coming only from me” and that the action is being carried out “to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now.”
GoDaddy was the target of protests after the company supported controversial US bills the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which if approved would have greatly changed the US government’s ability to monitor the Internet.