Cybercriminals attack GoDaddy-based cryptocurrency platforms

Cybercriminals attack GoDaddy-based cryptocurrency platforms


Yesterday, security researcher KrebsOnSecurity reported that several cryptocurrency platforms hosted by popular hosting provider Godaddy have been attacked over the past week.

According to KrebsOnSecurity, the attacks began on or around November 13th on cryptocurrency trading platform liquid.com.

Liquid CEO Mike Kayamori said GoDaddy incorrectly transferred control of the account and domain to a malicious actor.

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Kayamori added that the move allowed a malicious actor to change DNS records and thus, take control of a number of internal email accounts. Additionally, a malicious actor was able to partially penetrate the liquid.com infrastructure and gain access to document storage.

The second victim was cryptocurrency mining service NiceHash, which on November 18 discovered that some of the settings for its domain registration records at GoDaddy were changed without authorization, briefly redirecting email and web traffic for the site.

NiceHash immediately froze all customers’ funds for 24 hours to prevent the attackers from transferring funds as well as to verify that they

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