GoDaddy Managed WordPress Customers Part of Big Hack

Over 1.2 million GoDaddy customers were impacted by a recent hack. GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain registrar and it’s managed WordPress hosting include a number of associated companies like 123Reg, Domain Factory, Host Europe, and others. An unauthorized third party using stolen credentials was able to get into the system back in September and lurked undetected until November 17th. Customers id’s and emails were stolen for 1.2 active and inactive Managed WordPress customers. SFTP and database usernames and passwords for active customers were also stolen—and have now been reset. GoDaddy is also reissuing new SSL certificates for impacted customers.

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