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GoDaddy says 1.2 million accounts impacted by September data breach

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 11:05:47-05

GoDaddy, the Tempe-based domain registrar and web hosting company, discovered a cyber intrusion in its system last week that exposed more than a million accounts, according to a filing made on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

GoDaddy said an unauthorized third party gained access to its Managed WordPress hosting environment on Sept. 6 by using a compromised password. GoDaddy found and blocked the intruders on Nov. 17 after they had been in the system for more than a month.

During that time, the intruders had access to information for up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers, exposing their email addresses and customer numbers.

A number of passwords were also exposed to the intruders. GoDaddy has reset exposed passwords for users and it is in the process of installing new security certificates for other customers.

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