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The Go Daddy Group Inc has been hit by a massive distributed denial of service attack that took down many of its customers' websites and other services for several hours.
The company, the largest registrar of internet domain names and one of the largest web hosting providers, said it was the subject of "large-scale, sophisticated attacks" that lasted four to five hours.
Services hosted at one of the company's data centers suffered sluggish or zero response times as a result. Its other data centers were unaffected.
> Did its lack of empirical standing cause it to fall from grace?
ya, it was flat out wrong info on /. The entire thread over there was wrong about the time switch. it had nothing to do with it.
"large-scale, sophisticated attacks"
the attack was a SYN flood that targeted a particular under-protected service
If the problem was the latter rather than the former, then GoDaddy should take some blame for running an insecure service which is vulnerable to something as simplistic as a SYN flood.
So instead of blocking one domain they blocked them all because of greed.
[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:08 pm (utc) on Mar. 12, 2007]
[edit reason] See sticky... [/edit]
Begs a question -- my hosted sites have gross transfer caps -- what happens if this "attack" pushes me over my limit? -- am I responsible for the cost? Another thing, it's really easy for GD to say it's someone else rather than an internal issue, but then they do need to own up to it -- If I surpass my limit later this month (it certainly won't happen tomorrow), will they let it pass or hit me up for it?