A GoDaddy spokesperson confirmed that “a limited number” of employees have fallen victim to “social engineering” attacks that allow hackers to make unauthorized changes to domains and accounts. It responded by undoing changes, shutting down accounts, and helping victims regain access.
This comes nearly a year after a data breach that affected 28,000 hosting accounts and isn’t helping GoDaddy’s image. Maybe it’s hard for the company to turn down phishing, keep in mind. GoDaddy joined several other companies in getting employees to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may make it difficult to verify the legitimacy of the caller or the website. As such, this can be a problem for many businesses, even when it becomes safe to return to the offices.