GoDaddy Data Breach: 1.2 Million Accounts Exposed

GoDaddy Security Breach Over 1.2 Million Accounts Exposed

GoDaddy disclosed that they had been hacked by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says that an “unauthorized third party” accessed a managed WordPress hosting environment. Up to 1.2 million users publish their email addresses and customer numbers, administrator passwords for both WordPress sites hosted on the platform, and passwords for sFTP, databases, and SSL private keys.

In a disclosure to the Securities and Exchange Commission, web registrar and hosting company GoDaddy revealed that they had discovered that they had been hacked. The company states that it has discovered that an “unauthorized third party” has accessed a managed WordPress hosting environment. Up to 1.2 million users publish their email addresses and customer numbers, administrator passwords for both WordPress sites hosted on the platform, and passwords for sFTP, databases, and SSL private keys.

GoDaddy Data Breach

According to this document, GoDaddy believes that the first breach occurred on September 6th of this year, while investigations are currently underway. Demetrius Comes, Chief Information Security Officer at GoDaddy states that while there is no evidence of an intrusion into any other part of our infrastructure besides the managed WordPress hosting environment,” we’re taking appropriate actions,” including a deep investigation of our systems from an information security perspective which will include supporting law enforcement agencies investigating this matter.” In addition, he says “We will work with you to issue a new SSL certificate.”

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GoDaddy has been the topic of security breaches in the past, and it seems that they have not improved. In 2018, a data leak on their AWS server led to the exposure of customer data. In 2020, 28,000 user accounts were compromised by unauthorized individuals. Last year there was also a hacking incident that destroyed many sites in the crypto space.

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