Top registrars domain name, from which millions of users around the world procured their domain names, Web.com, Network Solutions and Register.com have revealed a violation security which could result in the theft of their customer account information.
Web.com is a leading Internet technology company that owns the other two companies, Network Solutions and Register.com. Founded by 1999 and based in Jacksonville, Florida, services such as web hosting and web design and e-marketing, to help users create their own websites.
In late August, an attacker was able to gain access to a limited number of company systems and intercept the data of millions of users using the services of the three companies.
Web.com said it learned about the breach very recently, in particular on October 16, but did not provide further details about the incident.
The personal information accessed by the attackers is as follows:
Information about the services offered to a customer
The companies, however, confirmed that they did not leak credit card details as they claim to encrypt their customers' credit card numbers before storing them in their databases.
It is also worth noting that the passwords for the account connections of the affected customers have not been leaked either.
The companies took the necessary steps to stop the breach, starting an investigation immediately with the involvement of a leading independent security company in cyberspace to determine the scope of the event.
The companies have also notified all competent authorities of the data breach and have already started cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities, and are also contacting affected customers to inform them.
Good if you have one accounts change one of your Affiliates (Web.com, Network Solutions and Register.com), as well as any other account that you use to use the same login credentials.
Since the exposed data includes personal information, affected customers should be suspicious of Phishing emails, which usually follow one attack, to trick users into stealing their credit card codes.
And even though the leak is not about credit card information, you should always be careful with your bank account and watch out for any unusual activity.