It’s nice to know I”m in good company. Phpbb.com got hacked. Click Read More to see more.
Here’s a picture of the front page of phpbb.com right now. (Apparently, it’s been this way for at least a day.)
I feel for them. I wish I could help. It wasn’t phpbb itself that was the problem, but a mailing list manager they were using called phplist. It was out of date and had a vulnerability that was exploited. Yuck.
Do yourself a favor:
1. Make sure the backups of your website work and are stored where the hacker can’t get to them.
2. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to secure your server. I know I wasn’t.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.