(The Hosting News) – Hackers recently breached WordPress.org, compromising plugins in the process, the site announced on Tuesday.
WordPress noticed that the plugins WPtouch, W3 Total Cache, and AddThis contained backdoors.
A statement by WordPress.org states, “We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory.”
In response to the breach, WordPress is having users reset passwords as a precaution. WordPress is also asking that users upgrade the plugins effected in the breach.
The blogging platform most recently faced another security breach in April when hackers accessed the WordPress.com’s servers in an intrusion that was said to be low level. The company also faced a high-level DDoS attack in early March that temporarily interrupted the platform’s servers.
To read the WordPress.org post on the matter, visit: http://wordpress.org/news/2011/06/passwords-reset/