Posts Tagged ‘AddThis’ Forces Password Resets Due To Compromised Plugins

Published by pratyushkp on June 22nd, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Image via Wikipedia has just posted the following on its blog:

“Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. 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.”

According to founder Matt Mullenweg, WordPress .org has decided to reset all, and passwords, because of suspicious activity surrounding popular plugins AddThis, WPTouch and W3 Total Cache.

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