BerliOS Open Source Project Portal Falls Victim to Attack

In a recent attack on the web server of the BerliOS (Berlin Open Source) open source platform intruders replaced the portal's home page. The unknown attackers left a message accusing the BerliOS operators of not investing enough time in proper system maintenance – and in protection against attacks.

"Open source mediator" BerliOS, which is part of Fraunhofer Institute (FOKUS), hosts a number of developer projects on its systems. According to the injected message on the, now restored, home page, the attackers were also able to access the, and servers...


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