January 13, 2010

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 svn.berlios.de, download.berlios.de and example.sheep.berlios.de servers...
 
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