Hackers backdoor PHP source code after internal repo hack

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Hackers have breached the internal Git repository of the PHP programming language and have added a backdoor to the PHP source code in an attack that took place over the weekend, on Sunday, March 28.

The backdoor mechanism was first spotted by Michael Voříšek, a Czech-based software engineer.

If the malicious code had made it into production, the code would have allowed threat actors to execute their own malicious PHP commands on victims’ servers.

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