PerlMonks suffers unholy hack

Web developer site PerlMonks is obliging users to change up their passwords, following a successful hacking attack.

The community website, which provides a forum for users interested in Perl programming and related subjects, such as web applications and system administration, posted a notice (extract below) admitting the hacker had breached its systems in May. The breach – which exposed unencrypted passwords, together with associated names and email addresses, only came to light earlier this week after hackers posted the passwords of high ranking users via an online magazine.

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