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Hot off the press, I just got an email inĀ from Typo3.org stating that their website has been accessed by an unauthorised person.

The unauthorised person had access to all the username and passwords of those that have an account with the Typo3.org website. Apparently this person has passed on this info to third parties and has also been gaining access to websites who stupidly use the same password.

So if you use the same password for everything and have an account at Typo3.org – I suggest you quickly change your password!

The full script of the email goes like this:

This is an important security warning. You are receiving it because your email address is registered on the TYPO3.org website.

We have to inform you that an unauthorized person has gained administrative access to the TYPO3.org website.

The offender had access to website user details including their passwords, and there have been reports of this data being used to access other websites.
It also has to be expected that the data may have been disclosed to third parties.

The attacker has been identified, and the TYPO3 Association has started to take legal action on the issue.

Important!
IF YOU HAVE USED THE SAME PASSWORD ON ANY OTHER SITE, PLEASE CHANGE IT IMMEDIATELY!

In a first step, all login accounts on TYPO3.org have been locked and will require a new password. We are currently working on an improved login procedure and will let you know when this is ready. Until then, you will not be able to log into the Community section of TYPO3.org.

We have set up an FAQ page at http://typo3.org/about/faq/t3org-issue/
The page may be updated with new questions from time to time, so make sure to check back before replying to this mail.

We apologize for the inconveniences and troubles that this might cause to you.

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