The folks at Otowi Station Book Store are OK now, but you should have seen them yesterday. That was the day international hacker group “Anonymous” decided to take out millions of web sites hosted by GoDaddy.com to make a statement. One of those web sites belonged to Otowi Station.
“One of the main problems for us was email,” store owner Peggy Durbin said. “We do a tremendous amount of business by email. Also, our website is where we post the bestsellers.”
Durbin added Anonymous probably could have found a better way to make their statement.
“I understand their logic behind it and they were perfectly valid,” she said. “However, inconveniencing millions of folks and causing them to lose business and preventing them from doing business is a pretty cheap shot.”
Durbin said she’s not sure if she’s going to implement tighter security or move her site off of GoDaddy.com altogether.
On GoDaddy’s site today, GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner issued a statement about the blackout, but did not attribute it to hacking or Anonymous.