GoDaddy Hacked And The Seedy And Hidden World Of Affiliate Marketing
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GoDaddy hack causes data breach affecting 1.2 million customers
In a data breach notification published today, GoDaddy said that the data of up to 1.2 million of its customers was exposed after hackers gained access to the company’s Managed WordPress hosting environment.
GoDaddy Hacked: 5 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site
In a security disclosure published today, GoDaddy says that up to 1.2 million active and inactive customers have been exposed after hackers gained access to its managed WordPress hosting platform. The hack was first discovered by GoDaddy on November 17, 2021.
Link between data breaches and affiliate fraud
Data breaches seem to be making headlines on a daily basis lately. The recent Equifax and Capital One hacks alone exposed the personal, financial, and contact information of more than 250 million Americans. Thousands of gigabytes of personal data are now exposed to the dark reaches of the internet. So what becomes of stolen data? Sometimes nothing, but in other cases hacked data is sold like a commodity on the dark web. It was recently revealed that one hacker was selling the data of 10 million Evite users on the dark web and had also breached, stolen, and put up for sale the details of over one billion users of online services, including, Canva, 500px, UnderArmor, and ShareThis.
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Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician, and skip tracer. He is the author of books and gives talks on security and privacy.