Site icon Cybersafe News

GoDaddy data breach affects 1.2 million customers

GoDaddy disclosed a data breach in which data of up to 1.2 million customers were exposed when the hackers gained access to the company’s Managed WordPress hosting environment.

GoDaddy discovered the incident last Wednesday, on November 17, but the attackers had access to its network and the data contained on the breached systems since at least September 6, 2021.

GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest domain registrars and a web hosting company providing services to more than 20 million customers worldwide.

Demetrius Comes, Chief Information Security Officer of GoDaddy stated that they identified suspicious activity in their Managed WordPress hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with the help of an IT forensics firm and contacted law enforcement.

The unauthorized third party accessed the provisioning system in the legacy code base for Managed WordPress using a compromised password.

The investigation process is ongoing and all impacted customers are contacted directly with specific details.

The attackers managed to access the following GoDaddy customer information using the compromised password:

Exit mobile version