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openSUSE Site Hacked

The news.opensuse.org site was hacked this week (https://news.opensuse.org/). Attackers defaced the site and posted the Kurdish flag and a message. The site was isolated from the rest of the openSUSE infrastructure, so critical services like the build, test, and download systems were untouched.

"Our offered downloads remain safe and consistent, and there was no breach of any openSUSE contributor data," openSUSE chairman, Richard Brown told us.

The hacked site runs WordPress, and it appears that the CMS software was not updated, allowing the attackers to exploit a known vulnerability.

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