Negligence of the owners led to hack over 40 sites on SourceForge.net
At the beginning of April, more than 40 sites of open source projects hosted on hosting SourceForge.net, under attack, which resulted in a perfect defacement, and unknown attackers on the main page has been left about breaking. As posted in the name of "1337 hacker" the text said that the hacking occurred thanks to a backdoor on SourceForge.
Analysis of the incident revealed that the cause of cracking was negligent owners of affected sites left in a publicly accessible directory open read the file types to the configuration in which, in particular, featured the connection to the database.
SourceForge.net administration published an appeal to its users, recommending greater attention to the rights of access to check whether there was public access to the files containing sensitive information.
Link to news: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/08/sourceforge_defacement/