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Go Daddy Web Outage Impacts Local Businesses

Santa Barbara- Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by one of the world’s biggest internet domain hosts, Go Daddy, were shut down for several hours on Monday. The problem started around 10:30 in the morning. The company was allegedly hacked. A person affiliated with the hacking group “Anonymous” claimed responsibility for the service disruption. But the exact cause is still unclear. By about 5:30 Monday evening, most Go Daddy client sites were back up. The local companies we spoke to say this was an attack, not just on Go Daddy, but on small businesses. According to their website— Go Daddy states: “at no time was any sensitive customer information such as credit card data, passwords, or names and addresses compromised.” They will be releasing more information by Tuesday.KEY News Reporter Shirin Rajaee reports.

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