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GoDaddy Spanked For Massive Security Breach Putting 1.2M WordPress Accounts At Risk


It would seem that not even GoDaddy can keep all the children of the internet behaving as they should. The very popular internet domain registrar and web hosting giant announced yesterday that its security was compromised last week.

GoDaddy announced yesterday that it had discovered on November 17th there was an unauthorized third-party that had gained access to its Managed WordPress hosting environment. The actual security breach began on September 6, 2021 where the unauthorized party used a vulnerability to gain access to customer information. Once identified, GoDaddy launched an investigation with the help of an IT forensics firm and contacted law enforcement.

The customer information that was compromised included up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers email addresses and customer numbers. GoDaddy warns that phishing attacks could be possible via these email addresses. Also exposed, the original WordPress Admin password that was used at the ...


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