What brought down Go Daddy's websites? Although a hacker claimed responsibility, the domain registrar and web hosting company says it was an internal issue.
The outage lasted from 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m., affecting an unknown number of websites hosted by Go Daddy. On Twitter,@AnonymousOwn3r, a member of the Anonymous hackivist group, took responsibility:
However, Go Daddy's CEO told a different story:
- While we waited to hear Go Daddy's response, small business owners blamed the hacker. Why would Go Daddy take responsibility rather than let customers think it was an external issue?
- The CEO's response is rather technical. Do you think this is appropriate for the audience and situation? Why or why not?
- Rewrite the CEO's message for the average business owner who has a website hosted by the company. How can you reduce the technical jargon?