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May 17, 2019

After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed

After disclosing a breach earlier this week, Stack Overflow has confirmed some user data was accessed.

In case you missed it, the developer knowledge sharing site confirmed Thursday a breach of its systems last weekend, resulting in unauthorized access to production systems — the front-facing servers that actively powers the site. The company gave few details, except that customer data was unaffected by the breach.

Now the company said the intrusion on the website began about a week earlier and “a very small number” of users had some data exposed.

“The intrusion originated on May 5 when a build deployed to the development tier for [...]

 
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May 16, 2019

Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

Developer knowledge sharing site Stack Overflow has confirmed hackers breached its systems, but said customer data is unaffected.

“Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” wrote Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering at Stack Overlow. “We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11.”

“We discovered and investigated the extent of the access and are addressing all known vulnerabilities,” said Ferguson. “We have not identified any breach of customer or user data,” she said.

An investigation into the breach is ongoing.

The company otherwise remained tightlipped about the breach, its [...]

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