Web Domains Registrar Hit With Data Breach

November 16th, 2019
Web Domains Registrar Hit With Data Breach

Do you have web domains registered with Web.com, Network Solutions, or Register.com?

If so, at least some of your data could be compromised.

Web.com recently reported that an unknown third party breached them and their two subsidiaries named above.

When the Breach Began

The breach occurred in late August 2019, and the company discovered evidence of the intrusion on October 16th, 2019. They opted not to disclose the details until now.

At present, the company is working with third-party forensic investigators and law enforcement. Investigators do not yet have a clear idea of precisely how many customer records were compromised, though the language used to describe the scope and scale of the breach is "limited."

Based on what investigators know so far, the data that was compromised included:

  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Physical Addresses
  • Customer Names
  • Information about the services offered to customer's
  • The company stresses that no password or credit card information was compromised.

As to the next steps, the company is in the process of contacting all impacted customers.

As a precaution, if you do business with any of the three web domains mentioned at the start, you should probably change your password immediately. Also, be sure you're not using the same password at Web.com, Network Solutions, or Register.com that you're using anywhere else on the web.

With so many high-profile incidents like these in the headlines, such advice should be familiar. The latest surveys show that a shocking percentage of users still rely on the same password to provide them with access to multiple web properties, which is a recipe for disaster. If you haven't broken that habit yet, it's well past time to do so.

If you have any questions or want more information on data breaches, reach out to our office at 608-291-9723, we're here to help and keep you safe!

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