GoDaddy hack causes data breach affecting 1.2 million customers

In a data breach notification published today, GoDaddy said that the data of up to 1.2 million of its customers was exposed after hackers gained access to the company’s Managed WordPress hosting environment.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we are contacting all impacted customers directly with specific details. Customers can also contact us via our help center which includes phone numbers based on country.”

Up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had their email address and customer number exposed.

The company also disclosed a breach last year, in May, when it alerted some of its customers that an unauthorized party used their web hosting account credentials in October to connect to their hosting account via SSH. GoDaddy’s security team discovered that incident after spotting an altered SSH file in GoDaddy’s hosting environment and suspicious activity on a subset of GoDaddy’s servers.

Earlier in 2019, GoDaddy was found to inject JavaScript into US customers’ sites without their knowledge, thus potentially rendering them inoperable or impacting their overall performance.

GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest domain registrars and a web hosting company providing services to more than 20 million customers worldwide.

Share this article on social media:

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!
Stay on top of cybersecurity risks, evolving threats and industry news.

The Latest Cybersecurity News

From major cyberattacks, newly discovered critical vulnerabilities to recommended best practices, read it here first:

Tell us about your needs.
Get an answer the same business day.

Tell us about your needs.
Get an answer the same business day.

Fill out the form below and get an answer from our experts within 1 business day.
Got an urgent request? Call us at 1-877-805-7475 or Book a meeting.
PCI-DSS

What happens next:

  • We reach out to learn about your objectives
  • We work together to define your project's scope
  • You get an all-inclusive, no engagement proposal

Scroll to Top

BOOK A MEETING

Enter Your
Corporate Email

Restez Informés!

Abonnez-vous pour rester au fait des dernières tendances, menaces, nouvelles et statistiques dans l’industrie.