Email addresses of up to 1.2 mn users exposed, says GoDaddy – BusinessToday

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GoDaddy says the incident was discovered on Nov. 17 and the third-party accessed the system using a compromised password.

GoDaddy says it has blocked the unauthorised third party, and an investigation is on.GoDaddy says it has blocked the unauthorised third party, and an investigation is on.

Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc said on Monday email addresses of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had been exposed in an unauthorised third-party access.

The company said the incident was discovered on Nov. 17 and the third-party accessed the system using a compromised password.

“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 filing.

The company, whose shares fell about 1.6% in early trading, said it had immediately blocked the unauthorised third party, and an investigation was still going on.

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