GoDaddy security breach exposes WordPress users’ data

The firm brand and ticker for GoDaddy Inc. is displayed on a display on the ground of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 4, 2019. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)

Web internet hosting firm GoDaddy Inc. stated on Monday e-mail addresses of as much as 1.2 million energetic and inactive Managed WordPress prospects had been uncovered in an unauthorized third-party entry.

The firm stated the incident was found on Nov. 17 and
the third-party accessed the system utilizing a compromised

“We identified suspicious activity in our Managed WordPress
hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with
the help of an IT forensics firm and contacted law enforcement,”
Chief Information Security Officer Demetrius Comes said in a


The firm, whose shares fell about 1.6% in early buying and selling,
stated it had instantly blocked the unauthorized third social gathering,
and an investigation was nonetheless happening.-Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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