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Go Daddy suffers major multi-year security breach

If you didn’t already know, leading web hosting services provider, Go Daddy recently announced that they have discovered a multi-year security breach that allowed unknown threat actors to install malware and manipulate source code across some of its core services. 

In a statement relating to this, the firm stated that the attack came from asophisticated and organised group targeting hosting services

Roll back to December of last year, Go Daddy revealed that more customers were complaining about the fact that their website was redirecting to malicious sites which was later discovered to be because of hackers gaining access to servers hosted in its cPanel environment. 

Go Daddy went on to add that the hackers had installed malware causing the intermittent redirection of customer websites

As well as this, Go Daddy also revealed that they believed the motive of the hackers was to “infect websites and servers with malware for phishing campaigns, malware distribution as well as other malicious activities.” 

When Go Daddy filed this security breach to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it revealed that the incident back in December of last year was connected to the two previous ones it had back in March 2020 and November 2021. 

For those of you that didn’t know what these earlier breaches were, the 2020 breach revolved around a data breach of hosting login details of around 28,000 accounts. 

The 2021 breach, Go Daddy stated as being a rogue hacker who used a compromised password to access the provisioning system in its legacy code based for Managed WordPress (MWP), affecting close to 1.2 million active and inactive MWP customers all over the Go Daddy brands. 

Next Steps? 

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