GoDaddy Managed Hosting Accounts Breached

GoDaddy have announced that an unknown attacker had gained unauthorized access to the system used to provide the company’s Managed WordPress sites, affecting up to 1.2 million of their WordPress customers. This number does not include the number of customers of those websites that are affected by this breach, and some GoDaddy customers have multiple Managed WordPress sites in their accounts.

According to a report filed by GoDaddy with the SEC [1], the attacker initially gained access via a compromised password on September 6, 2021, and was discovered on November 17, 2021 at which point their access was revoked.

GoDaddy SEC Report: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1609711/000160971121000122/gddyblogpostnov222021.htm

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