Recently, GoDaddy announced that 1.2 million of their WordPress customers had been affected by unauthorized access. This breach was a result of GoDaddy’s use of plaintext passwords. This number does not include the many customers whose websites have been affected by the breach.
The breach officially occurred in early September but was not identified until November 17th. GoDaddy responded quickly and took action to control and lessen the damage. However, it is believed that this data breach will have far-reaching consequences and that anyone who uses Go Daddy’s Managed WordPress arrangement should assume their site was affected until they hear otherwise.