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GoDaddy security breach impacts more than 1 million WordPress users


GoDaddy has been on the receiving end of a security breach that has affected the accounts of more than 1 million of its WordPress customers. In a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Chief Information Security Officer Demetrius Comes said that on Nov. 17, 2021, the hosting company discovered unauthorizing access by a third party to its Managed WordPress hosting environment. After contacting law enforcement officials and investigating the incident with an IT forensics firm, GoDaddy found that the third party used a compromised password to access the provisioning system in its legacy code base for Managed WordPress.

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The breach led to a number of issues that have hit customers and forced the company to react. First, the email addresses and customer numbers were exposed for 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers. Second, the original WordPress Admin ...


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