GoDaddy Data Breach Update: Six WordPress Hosting Service Resellers Impacted

GoDaddy, one of the largest web hosting companies and domain registrars, has recently suffered a data breach that exposed approximately 1.2 million customers.

The web hosting company also revealed that the incident has impacted several Managed WordPress services resellers, including tsoHostMedia Temple123RegDomain FactoryHeart Internet, and Host Europe.

Dan Rice, VP of Corporate Communications at GoDaddy declared:

A small number of active and inactive Managed WordPress users at those brands were impacted by the security incident.

No other brands are impacted. Those brands have already contacted their respective customers with specific detail and recommended action.

How Did the Data Breach Happen?

GoDaddy noticed the data breach 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

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