GoDaddy hacked – Hackers access data of 1.2 million customers

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GoDaddy detected unauthorized access to its systems where it hosts and manages its customers’ WordPress servers.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based web registrar and hosting firm GoDaddy has disclosed that it suffered a data breach in which the personal details plus login  of up to 1.2 million active and inactive customers were accessed by an “unauthorized third party.”

The world’s leading domain name registering platform, GoDaddy, boasts of more than 20 million customers, which makes cyberattack on this organization a high-profile feat.

1.2 million WordPress sites at risk

In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 22nd, the company revealed that it discovered unauthorized third-party access to its active and inactive Managed WordPress hosting environment on November 17th.

After a detailed analysis, it identified that the breach allowed the unauthorized third party to access the following information:

SSL private key Email addresses WordPress Admin password  sFTP and database usernames and passwords.


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