GoDaddy security breach exposed WordPress data of 1.2 Mn users

Reuters reports:

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 November 17 and the third-party accessed the system using a compromised password.

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GoDaddy was criticized by some on social media for failure to notify consumers on its website about the breach while reporting it to the SEC in a filing. This is not the way consumers should first find out about a breach.

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