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GoDaddy Confirms Breach Affects 1.2 Million Customers

Database Usernames, Passwords Among Other Customer Details Exposed Mihir BagweNovember 23, 2021

Managed WordPress provisioning system accessed via GoDaddy legacy code base. (Image: GoDaddy)

Web hosting giant GoDaddy confirms that it has suffered a data breach, which has affected about 1.2 million of its active and inactive Managed WordPress customers, according to an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a precaution, the company has reset passwords for customers who remained exposed.

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"On November 17, 2021, we discovered unauthorized third-party access to our Managed WordPress hosting environment," says Demetrius Comes, chief information security officer and vice president of engineering at GoDaddy, in a blogpost published by the company on Monday.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Comes adds that an initial probe, carried out by an IT forensics firm and other law ...

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