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OpenWRT reports data breach after hacker gained access to forum admin account

OpenWRT reports data breach after hacker gained access to forum admin account

OpenWRT has disclosed a data breach that occurred after a malicious hacker gained access to a forum admin account. The OpenWRT wiki, which contains the official download links, was not compromised, the project said.

 

The maintainers of OpenWRT, an open-source project that provides free and customizable firmware for home routers, have disclosed a security breach that took place over the weekend.

According to a message posted on the project's forum and distributed via multiple Linux and FOSS-themed mailing lists, the security breach took place on Saturday, January 16, around 16:00 GMT, after a hacker accessed the account of a forum administrator.

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