Every GoDaddy-registered site temporarily knocked offline


A malicious flood of network traffic temporarily knocked Internet registrar GoDaddy’s servers offline Monday — taking with it the site, its email, and thousands, potentially millions of websites registered through one of the Internet’s most popular services.

A Twitter user quickly claimed credit for the incident. Anup Ghosh, chief scientist with security company Invincea, described it as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

“This is yet another example of how anyone with an agenda can take down large portions of the Internet with really cheap, off-the-shelf tools,” Ghosh told FoxNews.com.

GoDaddy should be protected against such a simple web assault — a DDoS attack involves an overwhelming flood of communication that a server can’t keep up with, but it can be orchestrated with as few as 50 computers…
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