GoDaddy managed WordPress hosting service breach exposed 1.2m user profiles

External investigation finds breach dates back more than two months

The personal data more than 1.2 million GoDaddy customers was exposed after cybercriminals breached its WordPress hosting service, the company has admitted.

In a statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the internet infrastructure firm said it confirmed the breach on November 17 after detecting “suspicious activity” on its managed WordPress hosting environment.

A subsequent incident response investigation by an external IT forensics firm uncovered evidence…

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