Thursday , March 30 2023

Incident Report Published for GoDaddy Security Breach

A little over two weeks ago, a security breach involving GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting accounts, was widely reported. The news received coverage in tech publications like TechCrunch, as well as mainstream publications like Reuters. It was important news considering the breadth of the breach and potential impact it could have on GoDaddy customers and even clients of their customers who use Managed WordPress hosting at GoDaddy.

Since the incident was reported and detailed in a SEC filing by GoDaddy, the company has shared updates on what happened and what the impact has been. The company notified its impacted Managed WordPress hosting clients via email and provided some general advice on what actions their clients should take.

Yesterday afternoon, Brittany Randall, GoDaddy IT Risk Management, Audit, and Compliance Leader, published an Incident Report on the Bugzilla detailing what happened and what the company has been doing to remedy the situation.

Below the Incident Report, there’s a comment from GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani, who issued a statement on behalf of the company and its leadership:

“I wanted to add a short statement from GoDaddy as well. Starting with me and our senior leaders, at all levels we understand that this was a serious incident. We are committed to getting our processes and systems right. We are working across the company to provide the appropriate teams with the support needed to prevent such events and keep the data for our customers secure.”

I reached out to a contact at GoDaddy, and he confirmed this statement was posted by GoDaddy’s CEO.

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