Security Archive: It is important to remember past security incidents to make sure we don’t commit the same mistakes over and over again. The idea is to learn from our mistakes.
You can read other case studies from our security archive here:
- Jan 31st, 2009 – PHPbb.com hacked – Security archive case study
- Jan 17th, 2008 – Perl.com hacked – Security archive case study
- May 5th, 2000 – Apache.org defaced – Security archive case study
Jan 31st, 2009: The website for the popular open source bulletin board, phpbb.com, was compromised and the user list was posted online. That was scary news for anyone using phpBB as they were unsure what was going on. If we are not mistaken (it has been a few years), phpbb.com was actually offline for many days while their team investigated the issue.