GoDaddy Data Breach
Industry: Technology | Level: Strategic | Source: BleepingComputer
Hackers gained access to GoDaddy's WordPress hosting environment through a data breach affecting up to 1.2 million customers. While GoDaddy identified the unauthorized activity on Wednesday, November 17th, the review identified the hackers had been breaching the systems since at least September 6th, 2021. A compromised password was used by the hackers. Impacted data involved customer numbers and email addresses, WordPress admin password, sFTP database username and passwords (for active customers) and for several customers, their SSL private key was exposed.