GoDaddy’s 1.2 Million WordPress Users Data Leaked
GoDaddy WordPress Users Data Leaked: There is news of a big data leak in web hosting company GoDaddy. The e-mail IDs of GoDaddy’s 1.2 million active and inactive WordPress users have been leaked. This data leak has also been confirmed by GoDaddy. According to a company statement, this incident of data leak happened on November 17, 2021, although it started on September 6.
“We identified suspicious activity in our WordPress hosting and immediately began an investigation with the help of an IT forensics firm and also contacted law enforcement,” GoDaddy said in a statement. We have also blocked illegal third-party access.
The e-mail IDs and mobile numbers of 1.2 million WordPress users have become public in this data leak. Leaked phone numbers and e-mails can be used in phishing attacks. The original admin password of WordPress has also been leaked in this breach. In such a situation, it is necessary for the customers to change their passwords immediately.
The SSL private keys of some customers have also been leaked. The company has said that it will issue new certificates soon. The company has also said that customers can also get help by visiting godaddy.