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GoDaddy Employees exploited in attacks targeting Cryptocurrency Services

Late last week KrebsOnSecurity reported that GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain register, had been involved in a cyber-attack using social engineering tactics to first trick GoDaddy employees the target several cryptocurrency trading platforms. This incident, involving GoDaddy staff comes a few months after a similar incident where attackers assumed control of several domain names. While in May 2020, the company disclosed that 28,000 web hosting accounts had been compromised. Returning to the latest attack, it appears that on November 13, 2020, the cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid was locked out of its domain. In a statement by Mike Kayamori, CEO of Liquid, stated, “On the 13th of November 2020, a domain hosting provider "GoDaddy" that manages one of our core domain names incorrectly transferred control of the account and domain to a malicious actor. This gave the actor the ability to change DNS reco...

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