cyber attackers tricked GoDaddy staff into handing ownership of multiple cryptocurrency services’ online domains and sites down
Hackers tricked GoDaddy into attacks on cryptocurrency services
GoDaddy’s(One of the most popular platform for buying domain names) 2020 security woes aren’t over. KrebsOnSecurity has found that cyber attackers tricked GoDaddy staff into handing ownership of multiple cryptocurrency services’ online domains, inadvertently aiding attacks that brought sites working down. It’s not certain what number of companies fell sufferer to the effort, but Liquid.com and NiceHash reported issues within days of one another. Bibox, Celsius, and Wirex may also have been among the targets, though they haven’t confirmed something as of this writing.

It’s unsure just how the hacking attacks succeeded, but a successful March campaign towards websites like Escrow.com seemingly relied on “vishing,” or voice calls that time targets toward phishing websites meant to harvest account sign-ins.

Attackers often attempt to convince workers they’re from an organization’s IT department and just wish to resolve technical issues.

A GoDaddy platform spokesperson confirmed that a “limited number” of workers had fallen victim to “social engineering” assaults that allow the intruders to make unauthorized modifications to domains and accounts. It responded by reverting changes, locking down accounts, and serving to victims regain access to Godaddy.

This comes roughly a year after a data breach impacting around 28,000 internet hosting accounts and doesn’t help with GoDaddy’s image. It might have been tough for the corporate to void vishing, mind you.

GoDaddy has joined many different firms in having staff work remotely in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That could make it tougher to verify the legitimacy of a caller or web site. As such, this might be an issue for a lot of firms, even once it’s safe and secure to return to offices to work and handle everything.
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