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GoDaddy Says Several Brands Hit by Recent WordPress Hosting Breach


Domain registrar and web hosting giant GoDaddy says the recently disclosed data breach impacts several of its brands, including 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, Host Europe, Media Temple and tsoHost.

GoDaddy revealed on November 22 that it had identified unauthorized access to its managed WordPress hosting environment. The incident resulted in the exposure of email addresses and customer numbers of as many as 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress users.

Other information exposed in the breach included WordPress admin passwords set during provisioning, sFTP and database usernames and passwords, and SSL private keys.

GoDaddy systems were apparently first accessed by the hackers on September 6, but the intrusion was only discovered on November 17.

WordPress security company Defiant has learned that GoDaddy brands reselling Managed WordPress services are also affected by the incident. A majority of the impacted brands were acquired by GoDaddy in 2017 with the acquisition ...


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