Did you notice that quite a few websites were unavailable during the day on Monday? You weren’t alone. GoDaddy, one of the largest web hosts and the largest domain registrar, was hacked, allegedly by a member of the hacker group Anonymous. GoDaddy hosts millions of websites, and while it’s not clear if all of the sites it hosts were down, the number of unavailable sites was at least in the thousands. The source of the hack hasn’t been confirmed, though the Anonymous member taking credit Tweeted that he did it to test GoDaddy’s security. Aside from the business GoDaddy will likely lose, there probably won’t be a huge amount of fallout from this attack. But imagine a different large institution, one more essential to our daily lives was hacked… like a bank for instance. What kind of chaos could ensue? It’s an issue that’s only going to get more prevalent over time so we’d all better start paying attention
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 11, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).