13 Mar 2013

GoDaddy hit by a DDoS attack

Posted by iwgcr

A number of websites hosted by GoDaddy were blasted offline on March 13 2013 in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

The company’s servers in Europe struggled under the volley on Monday afternoon and continued to suffer until GoDaddy installed network traffic filters to block the assaults.

UK customers tweeted as early as 3.35pm on Monday that GoDaddy’s systems seemed to be under strain.

Cedar Coleman, senior director of web hosting operations at the firm, said that service was intermittent in Europe.

“Customers were temporarily unable to reach their websites due to a large distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in our EU hosting server environment. Filters were immediately applied to mitigate the situation and service was restored at 7.40pm,” he said. “At this time all service has been restored. The Go Daddy 24/7 security operation centre continues to monitor the situation and is committed to making the internet a safe place for our customers.”

Coleman didn’t say if anyone had claimed responsibility for the DDoS attack.

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2013-3-13

GoDaddy

4 hours 5 minutes

no

 

References:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/13/godaddy_ddos_attack_european_servers/

 

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