GoDaddy Web Hosting Accounts Data Breach Underscores Need for Stronger Authentication

GoDaddy Web Hosting Accounts Data Breach Underscores Need for Stronger Authentication

Posted May 20, 2020

GoDaddy Web Hosting Accounts Data Breach Underscores Need for Stronger Authentication

  • Popular web hosting and domain registrar GoDaddy has fallen victim to a data breach involving around 28,000 customers. The incident has prompted a torrent of new concerns around the safety of the company’s servers and around web hosting accounts more generally, and brought about new calls for the use of better authentication methods.
  • News of a security incident at GoDaddy first surfaced in an email sent by the company’s CISO and vice president of engineering, Demetrius Comes. Addressed to the State of California Department of Justice, the email stated that an unauthorized individual had gained access to the login information of web hosting accounts that connect them to the secure shell (SSH).

CPO Magazine – BYRON MÜHLBERG | May 20, 2020