Daily Cuppa: GoDaddy goes down, Taliban seduces Aussie diggers

Summary:There's still a fair way to go for the rest of the week. Let's get you there with a roundup of the biggest stories that hit overnight.

Good morning! If you're a GoDaddy customer, I hope you slept well — the company has been experiencing an outage that could be related to an attack by an Anonymous member.

The outage with GoDaddy's DNS service , which now appears to be back up. At the same time, Anonymous member @AnonymousOwn3r claimed sole responsibility for the disruption. Whether the member is actually behind it remains to be seen, however.

Speaking of hackers lying, the source of the leaked Apple unique device IDs (UDIDs) has been revealed. Florida-based publishing company BlueToad has come out and said that its data was breached. This is not a good look for the original hackers, who claimed that they stole it from an FBI agent's laptop.

It did make sense, though; the FBI does have a lot of secrets and makes a logical target for hackers. But what about the military? It turns out that the Taliban is attempting to steal secrets from Australian military sources by flirting with soldiers through fake Facebook accounts adorned with pictures of pretty ladies.

And Microsoft has revealed how Windows RT devices can be managed , given that they can't join Active Directory domains. Microsoft is pushing its Windows Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 products as management tools, with Intune set to soon receive an update to support RT devices.

Topics: Security, Apple, Microsoft


A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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