GoDaddy Date leak? If you have your hosting account with GoDaddy, you might have to worry about your data as the recent news explained all about the data breach, confirmed by the largest domain registrar and web hosting service provider of the World, GoDaddy.
How did it all begin: GoDaddy explained…
GoDaddy, as we all know is one of the leading platforms that provide, domain registrations, website hosting, domain reseller account, unlimited WHM reseller hosting, reseller hosting account, WordPress hosting account, and many other similar services to around 20 million customers across the globe.
On October 19, 2019, a security incident took place but it went unnoticed until April 23, 2020, when the security department of GoDaddy found an altered SSH file in their hosting environment and a suspicious activity on a subset of the GoDaddy server.
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Results of GoDaddy investigation on the data breach
After a thorough investigation, GoDaddy sent a notification letter to all the affected customers that state: “The investigation found that an unauthorized individual had access to your login information used to connect to SSH on your hosting account.”
Also, GoDaddy assured their users that they have found no evidence of any modification of files in the customers’ accounts and the attackers only got access to their hosting accounts. Their main GoDaddy account is completely accessible and safe.
Though, after discovering the unexpected, the company proactively reset all the login information of its customers to ensure data protection. They also advised all their customers to conduct an audit to ensure if everything is in place.
The company did express their part of regret on the breach but they did not reveal how did it all occur and reassured the safety of the users’ accounts.
“On behalf of the entire GoDaddy team, we want to say how much we appreciate your business and that we sincerely regret this incident occurred. We are providing you one year of Website Security Deluxe and Express Malware Removal at no cost,” the company added.
Though, this is not the first time when the company has been attacked. Last month in March 2020, the company has been a victim of the largest phishing attack that resulted in shutting down of around 15,000 subdomains by GoDaddy that was misused for a spam campaign.