So, that happened…
Mark Jaquith, one of the WordPress platform lead developers and member of the WordPress Security Team, told the WSJ that Reuters was using “an old version” of the software that has “publicly known security issues.” More specifically, the publication was using version 3.1.1. The current version is 3.4.1.
This is a textbook mistake. You should always be using the latest version of your software, especially if you’re a major company that is often targeted by hackers.
Reuters hacked due to the fact that the software not updated but, that screen shot above was taken at 1:44 pm eastern…Aug 7. They have still not updated the site.
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