NameSilo

GoDaddy reveals widespread data breach

Labeled as news in General Domain Discussion, started by Domain Season, May 15, 2020

Replies:
17
Views:
658

  1. Domain Season

    Domain Season Established Member

    Posts:
    47
    Likes Received:
    27
    GoDaddy, the internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has reported a ‘security incident’ in which an attacker gained access to users’ SSH accounts, potentially affecting its 19 million customers.........
    SC Magazine reported that the actual breach took place in October last year but was only discovered on April 23 2020 – meaning attackers had access for over half a year.

    It is astonishing that GoDaddy was unable to detect unauthorised access to SSH account credentials for about eight months," says LogRhythm Labs chief information security officer and vice president James Carder.

    Full article here for those interested

    https://securitybrief.com.au/story/godaddy-reveals-widespread-data-breach
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    9,379
    What's SSH account again? I could Google of course but in case someone else does not know. Thanks.
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,796
    Likes Received:
    7,312
    Dont worry, they have so much money;

    They control 80% of the market, maybe more
     
  4. Sutruk

    Sutruk Established Member

    Posts:
    641
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol that gives users, particularly system administrators, a secure way to access a computer over an unsecured network.
     
  5. Sutruk

    Sutruk Established Member

    Posts:
    641
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    News... from 10 days ago.

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/cybersecurity-incident-again-at-godaddy.1189084/

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/godaddy-notifies-users-of-breached-hosting-accounts/
     
  6. Constantin S

    Constantin S Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    3,425
    Likes Received:
    5,804
    No surprise, namepros members has been complaining about GD bugs & errors for years, what is some extra cybersecurity issues....
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  7. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    3,037
    At least they reveal it. Not always the case... There are registrars around with extremely unsecure systems, and making them fix the things is a mission impossible. I wish I could post the names and all the evidence publicly, but all my professional experience /I used to work as a sysadmin before domaining :) / prompts that such an info should not be posted on public forum(s). Long story short - everybody should perform their own research before using this or that registrar - especially for critical domains, or if you are saving credit card or submit any other sensitive information to their website(s).
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  8. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    SSH mainly has to do with hosting websites on their servers. If you are not hosting your website with them, I don't think you would have much to worry about.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  9. Sutruk

    Sutruk Established Member

    Posts:
    641
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Agree. But note that the breach was for Hosting accounts, not for Domain accounts. Just to point out the difference.

    Hosting "websites", not "domains".
     
  10. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Cheers, I slipped there :)
    I've fixed my original post to avoid any confusion.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  11. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    9,379
    isn't that just SSL? same thing? sounds like it.
     
  12. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    3,037
    SSH is a feature of an extended wehosting account and/or VPS (virtual private server) and/or dedicated server. Command line (terminal) access to website content. It has nothing to do with the domain registration by itself...
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  13. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Basically, SSH is for executing commands where SSL is for transferring information.
     
  14. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    9,379
    Got it. I really should have majored in technology instead of medical back in college. lol

    All this tech talk might as well be Greek to me.

    Thanks All @CraigD @tonyk2000 @Sutruk @Domain Season @Samer
     
  15. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    I'd much rather have a medically trained person around than a techie.
    We need more medical professionals!
     
  16. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    9,379
    Man. I did premed. EMT. Nursing.

    Let me tell you. Those people do not get paid enough for the work they do. I couldn't cut it. When my first patient died while my teacher told me to give chest compressions. I realized I wasn't cut out for it. Plus the amount of info these people need to have a working knowledge of 24/7? is mind boggling.

    I am not surprised why many medical professionals end up with lawsuits.

    You work double shifts? and expected to think straight and keep a working knowledge of everything you ever learn in school 24/7?

    plus deal with patients and their specific necessary needs?

    Ever had a "cold" and "robotic" "uncaring" doctor or nurse? Me going thru it. I get it now why they are like that.

    Every medical professional should be making $1 million bucks. each.

    many medical professionals who have died because of Corona I bet you weren't making Six figures.
     
  17. stub

    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    24,923
    Likes Received:
    10,270
    Yeah. ButGoDaddy are both the biggest Domain company, as well as the biggest Host company on the planet. And I would assume they could well be using the same developers in each company :( I would never use them for Domains or Hosting because of their unfriendly policies in times of crisis, and because of all the bugs in their Domain Control Panel.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
  18. Mytz.com

    Mytz.com Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

    Posts:
    4,140
    Likes Received:
    471
    Dont worry, they have so much money;
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
Topics / Tags:
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...