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The Inquirer: “OPEN SOURCE blogging website WordPress.com suffered a hack attack on its servers, prompting the company behind the popular content management system to issue a warning about passwords.
In a brief but honest note from Automattic, it said that there had been a low-level (root) break-in to several servers, where anything on them could have been revealed.
Matt Mullenweg of Automattic said, “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 Source, there are sensitive bits of our and our partners’ code. Beyond that, however, it appears information disclosed was limited.”

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April 16th, 2011

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