News have broken out during the weekend that the hosting provider DomainFactory that is owned by the GoDaddy provider has been hacked, resulting in tons of information leaking and even the hacker posting a note after the breach.
The company which is a daughter organization of GoDaddy, one of the most secure hosting providers in 2018, has suffered a massive attack, resulting in tons of personal information leaking out. This can reportedly lead to a lot of negative consequences for both Domain Factory as well as GoDaddy and especially for German websites who are using Domain Factory’s services, previously regarded as one of the most secure in the branch.
How the DomainFactory Hack Happened?
Judging by what had happened with the progress of time when the breach occurred it immediately becomes evident that this hack may have been the work of someone who took this hack way too personal. The first activity of the breach happened (interestingly enough) back in January 2018, but nobody knew about it until an anonymous user posted information in the form a note directly on the support forum of DomainFactory and thus humiliating the company, owned by GoDaddy in a major way.
According to The Hacker News, the whole thing started out as one of the Domain Factory’s customers allegedly owed a huge sum of money (million or above) to the one who is behind the hack as he posts in the note. The hacker was motivated enough to report the potential vulnerability, regarding the break-in of his servers, however DomainFactory reportedly did not do much about it, more specifically they did nothing according to the attacker.
It was likely at this moment when the individual decided to take the matter (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/domainfactory-hosting-provider-suffers-devastating-data-breach-change-passwords-now/