GoDaddy Breach Summary

by Artie Kaye

GoDaddy, a popular web hosting and domain registration company, provides services to many countries.  Since 2020 they have reported three breaches which have exposed their customers information, acknowledging more than 1.2 million users were compromised.  The most recent of these events led to customers’ websites diverting visitors at random to malicious pages.  Because the reach of affected users is not clear, it is best if using their service to practice the strictest forms of cyber hygiene.  Best recommendations are to change passwords associated with all GoDaddy accounts and verify that hosted websites’ file structures are correct, paying special attention to modification timestamps.  If able, check the DNS history for possible redirections as this will also be helpful.

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