According to the report, the DDoS attack hit Go Daddy’s EU hosting server environment Monday around 3:30 pm, bringing a number of customer websites down, including some in the US.
Go Daddy senior director of web hosting operations Cedar Coleman said that filters were “immediately applied to mitigate the situation and service was restored at 7:20 pm.”
“Monday, some European Go Daddy Web hosting customers experienced an intermittent service disruption,” Coleman said in a statement. “At this time all service has been restored. Go Daddy 24/7 security operation center continues to monitor the situation and is committed to making the Internet a safe place for our customers.”
Go Daddy hasn’t posted a post mortem or any further detail on the attack.
Last year, Go Daddy clients in the US experienced intermittent service outages for six hours due to internal network events, although many suspected it was a DDoS attack that caused the extended downtime.
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