(The Hosting News) – Domain registrar Name.com admitted any web presence’s worst nightmare on Friday: It was hacked.
Information accessed in the attack included usernames, passwords, email, addresses and most painfully, encrypted credit card data.
To deal with the problem, Name.com required what was described as a “site-wide password reset.”
“Our security team alerted us that unauthorized individuals had accessed our database. After doing some digging we found that the attack seemed to be geared toward a few specific accounts. The hackers had a target and name.com was a means to that end,” stated the company via its blog.
Meanwhile, Name.com apologized for the issue, noting they’re “taking this incredibly seriously and are doing everything possible to continue to improve the security of our systems.”
In addition to domain name registration, Name.com offers hosting packages, SSL, Whois and more.