25 Sep '11, 7am

GoDaddy fights back against a hacker attack that hit 445 web sites

GoDaddy.com Inc, a web domain registrar that also provides web-hosting and Internet security services, says it “quickly” removed malicious software code that had infected approximately 445 of its clients’ web sites last week. On Sept. 14, Go Daddy’s Internet security team detected that hackers had compromised client sites, the company says. Hackers had used the usernames and passwords of Go Daddy account holders to enter the protected areas of their web sites, then installed software code that redirected visitors to a fraudulent web site designed to capture consumer account information, says Todd Redfoot, Go Daddy’s chief information security officer. “We quickly removed the malicious code, reset the impacted account passwords and alerted our customers,” he says. “We found no evidence this was an infrastructure breakdown, and the incident did not impact additional customer...

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