Joomla Resources Directory Portal Data Breach

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk28 May 2020.

The Joomla Project announced a data breach impacting 2,700 users who have an account with its Joomla! Resources Directory (JRD) website: resources.joomla.org.

These users will consist mostly of developers but anyone who registered with the above website may be impacted by the breach.

"The breach exposed affected users' personal information, such as full names, business addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.

The (Joomla! Project) said the incident came to light during an internal website audit that revealed that a member of the Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team stored a full unencrypted backup of the JRD website on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket owned by the third-party company."

Source: The Hacker News.

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Official Joomla! Resources Directory Security Incident Notification

Consequences of the breach: "Personal data contained in JRD could have been accessed by a third-party."

Advisory: "Even if we don’t have any evidence about data access, we highly recommend people who have an account on the Joomla Resources Directory and use the same password (or combination of email address and password) on other services to immediately change their password for security reasons."

Source: Joomla! Community Portal.

 

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