GoDaddy employees accidentally helped hackers mess with cryptocurrency sites

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GoDaddy employees accidentally helped hackers mess with cryptocurrency sites

GoDaddy's security issues have reared up once again.

The cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security reported Saturday that hackers managed to fool employees at the well-known web hosting company into briefly kneecapping a couple of cryptocurrency trading websites. These included Liquid and NiceHash, which confirmed separate attacks over the span of just a few days earlier in November. 

The Krebs on Security post gets into all the nitty-gritty technical details, but basically whoever was behind these attacks managed to convince GoDaddy employees to hand over control of Liquid's and NiceHash's domains for some tomfoolery. In NiceHash's case, email traffic was redirected without authorization from the site's managers and user funds had to be frozen for 24 hours. Read more...

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