Web.com Breach Exposed Account Information

Web.com suffered a breach and exposed account information. The recent data breach impacts user account information and customers within Network Solutions and register.com the company explained in an online notification.

What Happened?

The web.com breach occurred in August 2019, the hacker illegally accessed some data.

“On October 16, 2019, Web.com determined that a third-party gained unauthorized access to a limited number of our computer systems in late August 2019, and as a result, account information may have been accessed. No credit card data was compromised as a result of this incident.”


What Was Exposed?

Customer names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and information regarding 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”.


Other Details

Web.com notification does not explicitly reference Network Solutions or Register.com, however the security expert Brian Krebs reported on his own website that all three brands have been impacted.


Web.com Action

After the Web.com breach they said that they are in collaboration with a cybersecurity firm to investigate what happened. They also began notifying affected customers via email and its website and they are requiring all users to reset their account passwords.

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