WordPress Servers Hacked, Customer Source Code Likely Stolen

Ryan Whitwam

WordPress is silently running many of the sites you visit every day, but it seems like every time you hear about it, something has gone terribly wrong. Well, today is no exception. WordPress has announced that a person or persons recently gained root access to several of the WordPress servers. The site source code for VIP customers was likely downloaded by the intruders.

Much of the WordPress code was open source and not of any particular value. However, some sites' source code contains API keys and passwords that could be exploited. Needless to say, affected sites are rushing to change the compromised information.

In the WordPress post on the matter, they claim that the information disclosure was "limited". The investigation is ongoing, but information is still limited. Do you think we'll see any repercussion online form this attack?

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