Godaddy Employees Tricked

Employees of GoDaddy, the big daddy of domain name registrars, were target by a vishing scam late last week.

And this is exactly what happened to employees of GoDaddy. The employees were tricked into transferring ownership and/or control over targeted domains to the tricksters, reported by Krebs on Security.


This, however is not the first instance of such an activity involving GoDaddy employees. 

In March this year, the employees were tricked into allowing the attackers to take control of multiple domain names, and 28000 customers’ credentials were breached. You can read more about this here’s, a cryptocurrency trading platform, CEO Mike Kayamori said in a blog post “On the 13th of November 2020, a domain hosting provider “GoDaddy” that manages one of our core domain names incorrectly transferred control of the account and domain to a malicious actor…….We believe the malicious actor was able to obtain personal information from our user database.  This may include data such as your email, name, address and encrypted password”. does not seem to be the only one that has come out. Nicehash too in a blog post confirmed the breach, “In the early morning (UTC) hours of November 18, 2020, the NiceHash domain was not reachable. The domain registrar GoDaddy had technical issues and as a result of unauthorized access to the domain settings, the DNS records for the domain were changed“.

Several reports state that several other cryptocurrency trading platforms such as,, and were also targeted by the same group. However, there is no official comment from these platforms.

Though these attacks are rampant, there are several ways to mitigate these attacks, few of which are listed below:

  1. Restrict VPN connections to only managed devices
  2. Restrict VPN access hours
  3. Improve 2FA and OTP authentication
  4. Bookmark the correct corporate VPN
  5. Verify web-links before clicking on them
  6. Do not easily trust phone calls and emails from unknown sources
  7. Evaluate your security settings

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Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.