The attackers used social engineering to defraud the GoDaddy staff.
Yesterday, security researcher KrebsOnSecurity reported that several cryptocurrency platforms hosted by popular hosting provider Godaddy have been attacked over the past week.
According to KrebsOnSecurity, the attacks began on or around November 13th on cryptocurrency trading platform liquid.com.
Liquid CEO Mike Kayamori said GoDaddy incorrectly transferred control of the account and domain to a malicious actor.
Kayamori added that the move allowed a malicious actor to change DNS records and thus, take control of a number of internal email accounts.