Password Theft at Typo3.org

Nov 19, 2008

The Typo3 Association is warning users with accounts at Typo3.org of a possible misuse of stored data.

In a mail sent to its account owners, Typo3 reports an unauthorized person posed as an administrator to gain access to sensitive data stored there by registered users. The company emphasizes that this was not an attack, and there is no current evidence that Typo3.org has been hacked by a known or unknown software bug.

According to the company, the attacker has been identified and legal action is being taken, yet there is still the risk that user account information may have been passed on to third parties. Typo3 recommend users with one universal password to change it when visiting other websites.

Typo3 has reacted to the leak by requiring account users to log on with a new password and its developers are working to improve security. Until this is achieved, access to the community areas has been blocked. More about the problem is explained on the T3O FAQ page.

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