Over a million GoDaddy WordPress customers had email addresses exposed in latest breach

Over a million GoDaddy WordPress customers had email addresses exposed in latest breach


GoDaddy via FastCompany

GoDaddy has suffered a security breach that gave an attacker access to more than 1 million email addresses belonging to the company’s active and inactive Managed WordPress users, according to a disclosure it filed with the SEC on Monday.

The company says the attacker gained access to a provisioning system (meant to set up and automatically configure new sites when customers create them) in early September by “using a compromised password.” GoDaddy says that it noticed the intrusion on November 17th and immediately locked the attacker out before beginning an investigation and contacting law enforcement.

The hackers had access to more than just the email addresses —…

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