Originally Posted by AustinChief
Could be.. of course, you should never admit to breaches... it just encourages the kiddies. So who knows.
That's encouraging from the admin of this board. Especially since CP is running a version of vBulletin from 2009. And that has a thread full of folks complaining about malware infections coming in via XSS. Not making accusations...just pointing things out. Like Glen Beck.
Originally Posted by vailpass
That's what I was wondering. Do those of you who know the industry find this plausible or could it be damage control to maintain consumer confidence/not give the desired credit to the hackers?
I'm pretty sure I'd have more confidence in them if it was a breach instead of just their infrastructure taking a big dump. Saying it was an internal thing just further drives home that anyone hosting or registering with that organization is just waiting for something else bad to happen.
What I found was odd was that when this started to crop up yesterday I was able to log into the panel and confirm again that my DNS was hosted somewhere other than GoDaddy which made me unaffected. Then later in the day they just put up that parking page.
Unless the whole thing was down, they may have prevented some folks from mitigating the damage by trying to put the DNS records somewhere else.
(Yes, I know that by the time that it was all sorted that the new entries may not have propagated but whatever. That's not the point.)