Stack Overflow, a question and answer site for programmers, has suffered a breach in which hackers were able to exploit a bug to gain access.
The company’s latest update confirms that hackers were able to get access to user data but stressed it was for only a small number of users.
This data included IP addresses, names and email addresses. They stated: “Our investigation suggests the requests in question affected approximately 250 public network users. Affected users will be notified by us.”
As part of the company’s update, they have also highlighted the actions they have taken to resolve the issue including patching known vulnerabilities.
StackOverflow says more than 50 million users visit the site each month to pose development questions or provide answers themselves.
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