|24 Nov 2012||#1|
Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware
Users are getting infected with ransomware thanks to criminals managing to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.
That's not welcome news for the world's largest domain name registrar, especially so soon after the recent denial of service attack.
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|26 Nov 2012||#4|
And an update,
-- Update: November 26th, 2012 --
We have received a statement from Go Daddy concerning these attacks, a copy of which is included below:
Go Daddy has detected a very small number of accounts have malicious DNS entries placed on their domain names. We have been identifying affected customers and reversing the malicious entries as we find them. Also, we're expiring the passwords of affected customers so the threat actors cannot continue to use the accounts to spread malware.
We suspect that the affected customers have been phished or their home machines have been affected by Cool Exploit as we have confirmed that this is not a vulnerability in the My Account or DNS management systems.
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