NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, August 28, 2009

Apache.org Hack Posted by Mikko @ 12:44 GMT

Earlier today the official website for the Apache Software Foundation (of the Apache web server fame) was offline for several hours.

When it came back online, it briefly showed this message:


The site looks normal now.

Why is this important? Because the Apache web server software is distributed from apache.org, and roughly one half of all the web servers on the planet run on Apache!

We have no information on whether any code on the site was modified or not.

Edited to add: More info now at blogs.apache.org.