Author Topic: Patreon was warned of serious website flaw 5 days before it was hacked  (Read 1163 times)

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Even worse: Thousands of other sites are making the same facepalm-worthy mistake.

Five days before officials said their donations website was plundered by hackers, researchers at a third-party security firm notified them that a serious programming error could lead to disastrous results. The researchers now believe the vulnerability was the entry point for attackers who went on to publish almost 15 gigabytes' worth of source code, user password data, and private messages.