Automattic, the company responsible for maintenance of WordPress.com, suffered a major computer attack, touching the source code of the platform, and thus putting the users in an uncomfortable position.
This is Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and Automattic company that manages the platform that was announced on his blog : Automattic has suffered a stroke on the bottom layer (root) of several servers, which indicates that potentially ” everything is on its servers could be revealed . ”
However, there is nothing yet to indicate what was actually stolen by hackers or the origin of the attack. Matt Mullenweg says that although most of the code is open source, ” there are sensitive pieces of code belong to us and our partners . ” ” Beyond that, it seems that the disclosure was limited, ” he says again.
Seems slightly distraught he advises users of WordPress to use a password ” solid “, and use different passwords for different sites.
Matt Mullenweg says still no indication that passwords can be stolen, noting in passing that it is fashionable to change from time to time.
We would also note that people who do not host their blogs on the WordPress platform WordPress, but go through the hosts third, are not affected.