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Hacker Takes Down GoDaddy.com Websites, Impacts Some in Elmhurst

Domains owned by some Elmhurst businesses 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.

Elmhurst's Beyond Center Stage, Fitz's Spare Keys and Elmhurst Choral Union are among the local businesses affected, according to recent posts on Facebook.

We will update with more information as we receive it.

GoDaddy hosts over 45 million domain names.

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