"One does not simple break into Stack Overflow without constantly looking up how to do so on Stack Overflow"
Developer site Stack Overflow has published details of a breach dating back to May 2019, finding evidence that an intruder in its systems made extensive use of Stack Overflow itself to determine how to make the next move. At the time, the company reported that an unauthorised person had logged into its development system and …
The community noticed a new user with broad privileges and reported it, at which point the Stack Overflow security team took more drastic steps, taking Team City offline and removing privileges and credentials.
SO's community engagement team then banned several members of the community who reported the breach, calling their behaviour "unwelcoming of a new user."
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