German web hosting firm DomainFactory suffers data breach

DomainFactory, one of the largest web hosting companies in Germany, has suffered a data breach. The breach dates back to January 29, 2018, and the attacker had access to the following data: customer name, company name, customer number, address, email address, telephone number, DomainFactory phone password, date of birth, bank name and account number, and Schufa score (German credit score).

The first indication that a breach happened was a post by the attacker on the DomainFactory support forum on July 3. The forum has since been temporarily shut down but, according to Heise Online (in German), the attacker published data of a number of customers as proof.

Read more about the data breach at German web hosting firm DomainFactory on Help Net Security.