Developer MyBB forum software gives warning after hacking GitHub account

Nov

17

2014

A developer of MyBB alerts administrators who use the open source forum software for possible hacking attacks. The warning follows after having cracked the GitHub account of MyBB developer and changes are made in the source code.

MyBB MyBB Developer ‘Pirata Nervo’ reports on the website of the forum software that GitHub account was recently hacked. The attacker would have seen chance after being logged on GitHub, to make to the source code of the open source forum software changes.

It would be malicious code that the forum software checks for updates. The hacker inject javascript code that backups MyBB databases can be captured.

According Pirata Nervo the attacker had access around 16.5 hours to his account. The developer warns site owners who use MyBB to check if they may have been victims of the hacker. This would look in particular at the date and time of the automatic backup feature of MyBB.

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