1.2 Million GoDaddy Customers Impacted by a Data Breach

In a data breach notification issued yesterday, web hosting company GoDaddy revealed it had suffered a massive data breach that exposed approximately 1.2 million customers.

What Happened?

According to the notification, GoDaddy noticed the incident on November 17th after cybercriminals managed to obtain access to the web hosting giant’s Managed WordPress hosting environment.

According to BleepingComputer, threat actors have had access to the company’s systems and the data on the compromised networks since at least September 6, 2021.

We identified suspicious activity in our Managed WordPress hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with the help of an IT forensics firm and contacted law enforcement.

Using a compromised password, an unauthorized third party accessed the provisioning system in our legacy code base for Managed WordPress.

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What Is GoDaddy?

As per Wikipedia, GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company that provides services to more than 20 million customers all over the globe.

What Happens Next?

The investigation is underway, according to GoDaddy, which is contacting all affected customers individually with detailed information. Clients can also use the company’s help center to get in touch with them.

As per the notification, the unauthorized third

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