WordPress.com Blogs Compromised

  Automattic, the company that owns WordPress has admitted that their servers had been broken into exposing source codes of about 18 million blogs. It includes compromising some popular blogs like Techcrunch.com, TED etc. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says

  “Tough note to communicate today: Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.
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.”

TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis comments on the seriousness of this breach. Source codes include API's to facebook and twitter, resulting in those passwords being exposed too. He strongly recommends that users should use different passwords for different accounts, or else, everything could get compromised. And for now, he recommends every WordPress blogger to change their password. Spread the word!

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