UPDATE: Hacker Takes Down GoDaddy.com Websites, Impacts Some in Naperville

Domains owned by some Naperville residents impacted by the hack.

Trying to connect to a website today and having problems? It's possible the site you're trying to access was taken down by a hacker earlier today.

The Web hosting company GoDaddy.com took a big hit today from a hacker identifying himself on Twitter as @AnonymousOwn3r. In a tweet the hacker said he wanted to challenge the company's online security and also claimed other reasons he could not disclose. According to @AnonymousOwn3r's Twitter profile he calls himself the "security leader of Anonymous" and an "Anonymous official member." @AnonymousOwn3r indicated the attack on GoDaddy was him alone and not being carried out by the whole of Anonymous' hacker community.

GoDaddy tweeted they are aware of the problem and are working on resolving the issue.

Naperville resident Jacke Zahn, who owns the site www.iwanttoelearn.com, said before learning of the hack, she spent some time trying to troubleshoot her site when it would not load earlier today.

"I spent 15 minutes troubleshooting from here until it occurred to me to jump on Twitter and look up 'GoDaddy'," she said on Facebook.

Zahn's site has been restored, but many sites (including my personal site) remain down. Zahn said her email, whish is routed through GoDaddy is still down.

Jean Allen Kuhn reported on Facebook her three websites, Http://bounce-solutions.com
Http://lagrangechocolates.com and Http://orlandparkchocolates.com, were also down most of the day.

We will update with more information as we receive it.

GoDaddy hosts over 45 million domain names.

UPDATE: More sites seem to have been restored. GoDaddy tweeted "more progress has been made. We're still investigating and working, though."

UPDATE: GoDaddy reported on its main page that most customer sites are back online. They said no customer data, such as credit card numbers, passwords or addresses were compromised. More information will be available over the next 24 hours, they said.

Wakeup Naperville September 12, 2012 at 06:46 PM
...said Gerard as he ran off the playground.
Sandy Glass September 17, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Krieger as a child playing city manager with taxpayer money on the "green" smart meter folly http://burbanked.tumblr.com/post/25092229498/ive-thrown-money-out-the-window-like-spanky
Buck Naper September 17, 2012 at 05:25 AM
City management can best be described as inept, more accurately as arrogant, wasteful and vindictive. Remember that when Krieger was sworn in , CNN Money rated Naperville as #3. It has now plummeted to 53rd place. Any more taxpayer funded boondoggles in the pipeline?
Gerard Schilling September 21, 2012 at 06:20 PM
HOME FIRE HAZARD MANDATED BY OUR CITY COUNCIL! At Naperville’s 9/18/2012 City Council’s Open Forum (on their video from minutes 20:40 to 58) a number of residents and members of the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group discussed in great detail the FIRE Hazards posed by smart meters. To view this informative session and council’s responses open this link. http://naperville.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=542 Bottom line is ComEd and other city’s electric companies have put on hold installation of these devices which are not UL or CSA certified until their state’s PUC get answers to fires which have been attributed to (directly or indirectly) these meters. Our city council and manger dismissively disregard any concern and councilman Wehrli was outright hostile to any suggestion to go slow and some would say badgered the speakers. It’s bad enough that our electric rates, water rates, gas cost, city fees and taxes keep rising at unjustifiable rates now we have to accept against our will on OUR HOMES a device which may literally kill us! Not one local paper covered this significant potential threat to all of us and they should start reporting objectively on this subject instead of just being shills for the city! G H Schilling Naperville, IL
Wakeup Naperville September 21, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Or maybe the press in the area is just tired of your group of luddites, Gerard. Did you ever stop and think that maybe the press has joined the rest of Naperville in thinking that the SMAG will say and do anything to get the attention they so crave? Your group is now, rightfully so, seen as a group of children who will whine and cry to get people to pay attention to them... just like your TEA party Gerard!


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