US-based web hosting and domain company Go Daddy is bolstering its cyber security after discovering that its customers’ Domain Name System (DNS) settings had been tampered with.
It now plans to expands its two-factor authentication, originally just available in the US and Canada, to the international community and build in more intelligence-driven models. This will prevent similar attacks in the future.
About 200 Go Daddy customers affected by the security breach had experienced their own site visitors being redirected to malicious domains serving up ransomware. The users were unable to get back into their own machines and were asked by the malware for payment to unlock them again.
The company has now reversed the malicious DNS entries for customers and is continuing to do so as it finds them. It has also insisted that victims change their passwords.
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