We’re back! You may not have noticed we were gone, but the Educational Development blog was hacked!
At the end of July we received a tip-off from JANET (the organisation which provides computer network services to UK research and education institutions) that they had detected activity from our blog that suggested it had been compromised. Straight away we disabled public access to the blog.
After some initial investigation it turned out that a vulnerability in the version of a WordPress plugin that we use had been exploited in order to serve malicious code to our users. As far as we know no-one was affected by this malicious code, and swift action from the University of Liverpool Computing Services Department (CSD) meant that the threat was quickly eliminated.