Another day, another massive data breach—this time affecting a leading web technology company, as well as both of its subsidiaries, from where millions of customers around the world have purchased domain names for their websites.
The world’s top domain registrars Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com disclosed a security breach that may have resulted in the theft of customers’ account information.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Web.com is a leading web technology company that owns both Network Solutions and Register.com. The companies offer web services like web hosting, website design, and online marketing to help people build their own websites.
What happened? — In late August 2019, a third-party gained unauthorized access to a “limited number” of the company’s computer systems and reportedly accessed millions of records for accounts of current and former customers with Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com.
The company said it became aware of the security intrusion only on October 16, 2019, but did not disclose any details on how the incident happened.
What type of information was compromised? — According to the affected domain…