Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com, the world’s leading domain registrars, have suffered a security breach that may have led to the stealing of customers’ account information.
Web.com, domain name registration and web development services provider, has divulged a new data breach that affects users’ account information, and ostensibly also impacts customers of its Network Solutions and Register.com brands.
In an online notification, the company said that the breach occurred in late August 2019 when an unlawful third party illicitly accessed a limited number of our computer systems.
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Divulged information includes customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and information concerning services offered to a given account holder.
“We encrypt credit card numbers and no credit card data was compromised as a result of this incident,” the notification reads.
Although the Web.com notification does not openly reference Network Solutions or Register.com, security expert Brian Krebs stated on his own website that all three brands are affected.
Web.com’s notification is hosted at the URL address notice.web.com. SC Media could not find an obvious or intuitive way to access or link to the online notification via the Web.com, NetworkSolutions.com or Register.com websites.
Web.com said that responding to the incident, it engaged a cybersecurity company to probe, informed federal authorities, started informing affected customers via email and its website, and is requiring all users to reset their account passwords.