Millions of blog owners around the world are being advised to consider their password security, after WordPress.com was hacked.
To its credit, Automattic – the company behind the WordPress.com blogging platform – didn’t mince its words or try to apply any spin to the incident, explaining it had suffered a “low-level (root) break-in to several of [its] servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.”
Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg wrote:
We have been diligently reviewing logs and records about the break-in to determine the extent of the information exposed, and re-securing avenues used to gain access. We presume our source code was exposed and copied. While much of our code is Open…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.