Network Solutions, one of the world’s biggest domain registrars, disclosed a data breach that may have impacted 22 million accounts, no financial data was exposed.
“On October 16, 2019, Network Solutions determined that a
The company, a Web.com subsidiary, discovered the security breach on October 16, the security incident likely took place in August 2019.
According to the company, attackers hacked a “limited number” of systems that allowed them to access the huge trove of data. According to Web.com, hackers may have accessed approximately 22 million records for current and former Network Solutions, Register.com and Web.com accounts
Data accessed by the hackers includes contact details (i.e.
The company pointed out that it encrypts credit card numbers and no credit card data was compromised as a result of the intrusion.
“We store credit card numbers in a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant encryption standard and do not believe your credit card information is vulnerable as a specific result of this incident.” continues the notice. “That said, it is good practice to monitor your credit card account and we encourage you to notify your credit card provider if you see any suspicious charges,”
The company hired a
Network Solutions is notifying affected customers via email and via its website, it also requiring all users to reset their account passwords.
This isn’t the first incident suffered by Network Solutions, in 2009 hackers stole over 500,000 payment cards from the company.
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