Cyber Attack Hits Go Daddy Web Sites
Account holders' user names and passwords were likely obtained via either keyloggers or phishing.
According to Sucuri researchers, several hundred Web sites hosted by Go Daddy were recently found to be redirecting visitors to malware-infected sites.
"'Wednesday, Go Daddy's Security Team detected that approximately 445 hosting accounts were compromised,' said Todd Redfoot, chief information security officer at Go Daddy. 'The accounts were accessed by using the account holder's username and password,'" writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.
"Redfoot said he didn't know exactly how the intruder obtained the usernames and passwords, but he said it was most likely malware such as keyloggers or possibly phishing," Mills writes. "There did not appear to be a trend in the types of sites compromised, he said."
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