GoDaddy Gets Hacked, 1.2 Million Customer Accounts Exposed-US News | The Epoch Times

Web registrar and hosting company GoDaddy announced Monday that email addresses of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers were accessed by an unauthorized third party using a compromised password. In a disclosure filed with the SEC, GoDaddy Inc. said that the data breach incident was discovered on Nov. 17. “Upon identifying this incident, we immediately blocked the unauthorized third party from our system,” said Demetrius Comes, the company’s Chief Information Security Officer, in the filing. An investigation is currently ongoing. Based on findings by IT forensics, the hackers gained access to customer information using the vulnerability beginning Sept. 6. The third parties had remained undetected for more than 70 days, which is concerning. Besides email addresses, the customer number was also exposed, which may lead to phishing attacks, according to Comes. Comes added in the filing: “For active customers, sFTP and database usernames and passwords were …

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