GoDaddy shutters popular security site at MySpace request


Internet service provider GoDaddy.com Inc. has come under fire for pulling a popular hacking Web site down this week, allegedly at the request of MySpace.com

GoDaddy pulled the plug on the Seclists.org Web site, knocking about 250,000 pages of archived mailing lists offline for most of Wednesday, apparently because a post to the Full Disclosure discussion list archived on the site contained the names and passwords of MySpace.com users.

Seclists.org hosts widely read archived copies of a number of discussion lists, including Bugtraq and the Daily Dave. It is used by tens of thousands of readers every day, according to the site's owner, Gordon Lyon, who is better known by his hacker pseudonym Fyodor Vaskovich. Lyon is also the creator of the Nmap network scanning security tool. GoDaddy shutters popular security site at MySpace request

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 27th January 2007 11:42PM