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Cybercriminals attack GoDaddy-based cryptocurrency platforms

As reported by cointelegraph, Last day, security researcher KrebsOnSecurity reported that some cryptocurrency platforms hosted by famous hosting provider Godaddy have been attacked over the past week.

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

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

The other 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, concisely redirecting email and web traffic for the site.

NiceHash instantly froze all customers’ funds for 24 hours to prevent the attackers from transferring funds as well as to confirm that they had restored their original domain settings. The company advised its clients to change their passwords and activate 2FA security.

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