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GoDaddy Hack Breaches Hosting Account Credentials

GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, is warning customers that attackers may have obtained their web hosting account credentials.

An “unauthorized individual” was able to access users’ login details in an intrusion that the company said took place back in October — the company told Threatpost that the issue was discovered on April 23.

The company said that the breach only affected hosting accounts, not general GoDaddy.com customer accounts, and that no customer data in the main accounts was accessed. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company has more than 19 million customers worldwide, but only 28,000 were affected by the attack.

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