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GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes Over 1 Million WordPress Customers’ Data

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GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes Over 1 Million WordPress Customers’ Data

GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes Over 1 Million WordPress Customers’ Data

The Hacker News reports:

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Web hosting giant GoDaddy on Monday disclosed a data breach that resulted in the unauthorized access of data belonging to a total of 1.2 million active and inactive customers, making it the third security incident to come to light since 2018.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the world’s largest domain registrar said that a malicious third-party managed to gain access to its Managed WordPress hosting environment on September 6 with the help of a compromised password, using it to obtain sensitive information pertaining to its customers. It’s not immediately clear if the compromised password was secured with two-factor authentication.

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The Arizona-based company claims over 20 million customers, with more than 82 million domain names registered using its services.

GoDaddy revealed it discovered the break-in on November 17. An investigation into the incident is ongoing and the company said it’s “contacting all impacted customers directly with specific details.” The following information is believed to have been accessed by the intruder —

  • Email addresses and customer numbers of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers
  • Original WordPress Admin password that was set at the time of provisioning was exposed
  • sFTP and database usernames and passwords associated with its active customers, and
  • SSL private keys for a subset of active customers

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