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GoDaddy Source Code Stolen By Hackers

In this edition of “Another Week, Another Hack,” we will be covering a recent breach to hit the news, GoDaddy source code stolen by hackers.

According to reports, GoDaddy was hacked, and the hackers stole source code and installed malware in a multi-year breach. 

This is certainly concerning, and in this video, we’ll go over what happened, the impact of the breach, and what you can do to protect yourself.

GoDaddy Hack

First, let’s talk about what GoDaddy is. GoDaddy is a web hosting company that provides domain registration, website hosting, and other related services. 

It’s one of the largest web hosting companies in the world and has millions of customers. Unfortunately, it’s also become the target of a serious cyberattack.

So, what happened?

According to reports, the hackers gained access to GoDaddy’s servers and were able to steal the company’s source code. 

Source code is the underlying programming that makes up software, and it’s incredibly valuable. With the source code, hackers can learn how a company’s software works and potentially find vulnerabilities to exploit.

In addition to stealing the source code, the hackers also installed malware on GoDaddy’s servers. Malware is malicious software that can be used to steal data, spy on users, or even take control of a computer. 

It’s not clear what the hackers did with the malware or if they could steal any data, but the potential for harm is certainly there.

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Impact of the Breach

What’s the impact of this breach?

Well, first of all, GoDaddy’s source code is now in the hands of hackers. That means they have the ability to study it, find vulnerabilities, and potentially exploit them. This could lead to further attacks down the line.

Additionally, the malware that was installed on GoDaddy’s servers could have compromised user data. If the hackers were able to access sensitive information like usernames, passwords, or payment information, that could have serious consequences for GoDaddy’s customers.

How Can You Protect Yourself

So, what can you do to protect yourself if you’re a GoDaddy customer? Well, there are a few things you can do. 

First, make sure you’re using strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts. 

If your GoDaddy password is the same as your password for other accounts, change it immediately.

Secondly, enable two-factor authentication on your GoDaddy account. 

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of authentication, like a text message or app, in addition to your password.

Lastly, keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on your GoDaddy account. If you notice anything unusual, like changes to your account information or unexpected charges, report it to GoDaddy immediately.

This GoDaddy breach is certainly concerning, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. 

By using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and monitoring your account for suspicious activity, you can help keep your information safe. 

We’ll continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they become available.

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