GoDaddy breach: SSL keys, sFTP, database passwords of WordPress customers exposed

GoDaddy, the popular internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has suffered a data breach that affected over a million of their Managed WordPress customers.

What happened?

“On November 17, 2021, we discovered unauthorized third-party access to our Managed WordPress hosting environment,” the company’s CISO, Demetrius Comes, explained in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “Using a compromised password, an unauthorized third party accessed the provisioning system in our legacy code base for Managed WordPress.”

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