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Re: [MediaWiki-l] Referata MediaWiki hosting service dead?

Hi Amanda,

Sorry about that. Yes, Referata is currently hacked, and has been hacked
repeatedly by someone in the last few days. No, Referata is not going away.
I had hoped this problem could have been fixed I already, but I'm hoping to
get it fixed soon, and to get rid of whatever security vulnerability
they're currently exploiting.



The Referata problems were due to a security leak that has now been
identified and fixed. (It was not in MediaWiki itself, but rather in the
Site Settings extension - which I believe is only used on Referata,
fortunately.) There are still some problems, like wikis missing their
logos, but in general the running of the wiki farm is now back to normal, I
am very relieved to say.