GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar and hosting provider announced a data breach that impacts web hosting account credentials.
The company notified unauthorized party access to their web hosting account credentials used to connect via SSH.
Godaddy found that the incident took place on October 19, 2019, was discovered on April 23, 2020, by GoDaddy security who found an SSH file altered in the hosting environment.
“We recently identified suspicious activity on a subset of our servers and immediately began an investigation,” the company said in a data-breach notice filed with the California Attorney General, obtained by media.
The company notified to the customers in an email signed by GoDaddy CISO and vice-president of engineering, Demetrius Comes, revealed that the security incident in question came to light after suspicious activity identified.
The email notification revealed an “an unauthorized individual had access to your login information used to connect to SSH on your hosting account.”
Godaddy confirmed that breach affects only the hosting accounts and not the customer accounts with godaddy.com, so that customer accounts not affected.
We have no evidence that any files were added or modified on your account. The unauthorized individual has been blocked from our systems, and we continue to investigate potential impact across our environment, reads GoDaddy Email statement.
The company reset all the hosting account login information to prevent the unauthorized access, also GoDaddy said they are to offer free security services for one year.
we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have already taken and will continue to take measures to enhance our security in light of this incident.
Recently a spear-phishing attack against GoDaddy customer service employee let attacker gains access to view and modify key customer records, access that was used to change domain settings for a half-dozen GoDaddy customer.