Recent Attack on GoDaddy is False Flag Justifying Need for Cybersecurity EO
Susanne Posel, Contributor
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Earlier this week, the CIA-sponsored hacker group called Anonymous claimed responsibility for the taking down of hosting provider GoDaddy and several websites hosted by this corporation. This nameless, faceless group took down the Domain Name System (DNS) while a currently undetermined number of customers were affected.
Some of the websites taken down belonged to towns, cities, private businesses, and real estate agencies. The branch of the fake-hacker group calling themselves AnonymousOwn3r, claimed the attack, yet did not disclose their motive other than stating that this was a test of GoDaddy’s security systems.
AnonymousOwn3r said he is the “security leader of #Anonymous.” He goes on to say in an earlier tweet that he was “behind many things such like irc, ops, attacks [sic].”
Customers of GoDaddy have reacted with anger. On a blog, there is a call for a class-action lawsuit against the hosting company for monetary loss due to the hacker’s success.