Stack Overflow, the website where developers can share their knowledge and ask questions, was the victim of a hack last weekend. The company states that user data has not been compromised. That’s what TechCrunch reports.
Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering, announced in a very short message on the website that the website had been attacked over the weekend. “We have established that a level of production access was obtained on May 11th. We discovered and investigated the extent of access and addressed all known vulnerabilities.”
The company is currently investigating the attack. Ferguson emphasizes that no hack of customer or user data was found. “The security of our customers and users is very important to us.”
Furthermore, Stack Overflow made little known about the hack, the cause and the consequences. Various media have asked questions to the company, but have not yet received an answer. Ferguson states in the notice on the Company’s website that more information will be shared after the investigation is completed.
Stack Overflow was founded in 2008 and has over 50 million active users every month. On the website, developers come to look for answers to questions or to share knowledge with others. In addition, the company has an annual developer survey, which shows what the current developer community looks like. For example, questions are asked about used programming languages and salaries, as well as workplace conditions and developer tools.
The website stands in the top 50 most popular websites on the internet, according to a list of internet analytics site Alexa. Stack Overflow last had a Series D financing round in 2015, in which Andreessen Horowitz and Bezos Expeditions, among others, invested a total of 40 million dollars.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.