Hacker Taking Credit For GoDaddy Outage Says He Can Bring Down Google Too

    September 11, 2012
    Chris Crum

Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here.

On Monday, GoDaddy suffered a major outage, taking many sites offline for hours. It appears that the company is still dealing with getting everything back in order, though it says the majority of its affected customers are back online.

You can follow that whole sequence of events here.

A member of Anonymous, going by the handle Anonymous Own3r has been taking credit for the attack, and has been saying a lot of things on Twitter since the whole thing happened. Among those things: that he has taken down Facebook in the past, and is capable of taking down Google.


He doesn’t say that he’s going to take down Google, mind you, but if he’s really responsible for the GoDaddy incident, this should put some people on edge.

We’ve reached out to Google for comment, and will update accordingly.

Update: After another publication picked up this story, Anonymous Own3r tweeted: