Tuesday, February 08, 2005

phpBB Site Cracked, Developers Locked Out

Netcraft: phpBB Site Cracked, Developers Locked Out: "The server hosting the main site for the phpBB bulletin board has been cracked, leaving the development team locked out of its primary server. The open source project's web site was compromised using a vulnerability in a separate program, AWStats, which was announced Jan. 17 and has also been used to hack several popular weblogs in recent days.

The phpBB.com site blamed the intrusion on 'a group of politically motivated hackers' wishing to publicize an agenda. 'While the group who did this say they changed only a single password, we have lost all access to the server, ' the phpBB.com team states. 'This means we cannot access the system even in single user mode.' The compromised server is being shipped from the project's data center to its server manager, meaning the site is unlikely to be restored immediately. [more]"

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