What you need to know: All users and consumers of Web.com are being asked to change their passwords because of a recent massive data breach, according to Krebsonsecurity.com. Web.com allows their users to build their own websites or url domains with an emphasis on helping build and expand small businesses online. The hack occurred in August of 2019 and the data taken was from two subsidiary companies of Web.com. The two domains owned by Web.com affected were Networksolutions.com, and Register.com.
Web.com’s Response: If you check Web.com’s homepage, there is no mention of the breach or any hack, however there is https://notice.web.com/, which is Web.com’s discreet way of informing their users of the breach. The post opens with:
On October 16, 2019, Web.com determined that a third-party gained unauthorized access to a limited number of its 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.
The data that was accessed includes “address, phone numbers, email address and information about the services that we offer to a given account holder,” the website said. The company also said the incident has been reported to law enforcement, an outside security agency and that it is in the process of informing impacted customers via email.
Let us know if you are a Web.com user, if you’re on Networksolutions.com, or on Register.com! We would like to know if users have been informed and what they were told! Web.com declares they will let the consumers know when they conclude their investigation and what the outside agencies find, but consumers most hold the website responsible for revealing such information. Both Networksoultions.com and Register.com are amongst the top 20 domain registering websites, making the pool of data incredibly sensitive and large.