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GoDaddy has reported yet another attack against the hosting company, but now they state the attack is part of a multi-year campaign. GoDaddy has said in an official statement that new analysis of the occurring breaches indicates that they were carried out by a sophisticated and organized group.
Starting from a number of complaints of websites being redirected in early December of 2022, an analysis of the suspicious activity showed the redirects occurring on apparently random sites hosted on GoDaddy’s shared hosting services. The redirects were difficult to reproduce.
Further analysis revealed that hackers had breached servers in the company’s cPanel shared hosting environment and installed malware that caused customer websites to intermittently redirect their visitors, as reported by securityweek.com.
“We have evidence, and law enforcement has confirmed, that this incident was carried out by a sophisticated and organized group targeting hosting services like GoDaddy. According to information we have received, their apparent goal is to infect websites and servers with malware for phishing campaigns, malware distribution and other malicious activities,” GoDaddy said.
The hosting company said it believes this and other attacks were part of a multi-year campaign conducted by a sophisticated threat actor that — among other things — installed malware on its systems and obtained source code associated with some of its services.
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