News Karnataka
Friday, November 26 2021

Technology

1.2 mn WordPress websites breached, says GoDaddy

12 mn WordPress websites breached says GoDaddy

New Delhi: In a huge data breach, global web hosting platform GoDaddy has revealed that nearly 1.2 million of its WordPress customers’ sensitive information has been compromised.

In a blog post, GoDaddy’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Demetrius Comes said that they’ve discovered unauthorised access to its managed WordPress servers.

“Up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had their email address and customer number exposed. The exposure of email addresses presents risk of phishing attacks,” Comes said late on Monday.

On November 17, the company discovered unauthorised third-party access to our Managed WordPress hosting environment.

“We identified suspicious activity in our Managed WordPress hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with the help of an IT forensics firm and contacted law enforcement. Using a compromised password, an unauthorised third party accessed the provisioning system in our legacy code base for Managed WordPress,” the company explained.

GoDaddy has warned users that this exposure can put users at greater risk of phishing attacks.

The investigation is ongoing, but “we have determined that, beginning on September 6, 2021, the unauthorised third party used the vulnerability to gain access to the following customer information”, the company informed.

The original WordPress Admin password that was set at the time of provisioning was also exposed.

“If those credentials were still in use, we reset those passwords. For active customers, sFTP and database usernames and passwords were exposed. We reset both passwords,” said GoDaddy.

“We are sincerely sorry for this incident and the concern it causes for our customers. We will learn from this incident and are already taking steps to strengthen our provisioning system with additional layers of protection,” said Comes.

MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

error: Content is protected !!