Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.147.16.12

Forum Moderators: bakedjake

Message Too Old, No Replies

Ubuntu Forums Hack

     
4:34 pm on Jul 18, 2016 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts: 25732
votes: 822


Those of you that frequent the Ubuntu forums will, perhaps, be aware of a recent hack, on July 14 this year. If you're not aware, you might want to enlighten yourself. It was a hack into the vBulletin software, which has since been patched.
What people want to know is whether sensitive information was extracted. It seems the hacker didn't get plain text passwords, but may have gotten e-mails and usernames.

This goes to show the importance of making sure the system has the most up-to-date iterations of the software.

Here's the latest update on the hack, what happened, and what's been done to protect the system.

[insights.ubuntu.com...]
7:20 am on July 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
posts:15126
votes: 164


Did Ubuntu have forum accounts tied into the rest of their system in any way? It sounds like they just lost usernames and e-mail data. That's not good, but it could have been a lot worse.
8:58 pm on July 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dstiles is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 14, 2008
posts:3210
votes: 17


Details at...
[threatpost.com...]