Apache.org hacked

Not the 1st time and as what i remembered, there are more than 3 times apache.org has been hacked. Site been down and most network belong to this project has been disconnected from other servers.

The website of Apache was taken offline for several hours on Friday after the SSH remote administration key on one of its servers was compromised.

SSH is a widely used technology for remote administration, so in the worst scenario the compromise created a means for hackers to upload Trojanised code onto the download section of Apache’s website. Around 50 per cent of webservers run Apache, according to the latest stats from Netcraft, so any problem would be extremely widely felt.

It’s unclear at present whether any code on the Apache website was actually modified. Nor do we know how the attack was carried out or who was behind it.

According to the Apache Infrastructure Team, in their own words:

“To the best of our knowledge at this time, no end users were affected by this incident, and the attackers were not able to escalate their privileges on any machines.”

Technically this time their ssh-key has been compromised from one of the user’s computer.

What’s the motive behind the attack, money, politic or just to get famous among them?  Good to know.

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