Hackers scalp Apache

The website of Apache was taken offline for several hours on Friday after the SSH remote administration key on one of its servers was compromised.

It’s unclear at present whether any code on the Apache website was actually modified. Nor do we know how the attack was carried out or who was behind it.

Apache’s web site was restored after DNS records were changed so that servers based in Europe rather than at the main US site were carrying the load.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/28/apache_hack/

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