February 8, 2005

phpbb.com hacked

by brian_turner

phpbb.com, the open source forum software development project, has suffered a serious hack attack and is still closed at present.

The hack apparently occured not through the troubled phpbb software itself – which was recently targeted by the Santy Worm – but instead through use of an Awstats exploit reported on January 17th.

The phpbb.com site is currently closed, with a single page message explaining that a group with apparent political motives hijacked the site server and has locked all access to it.

The issue is reported in
phpBB Site Cracked, Developers Locked Out

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