As the openSUSE team was enjoying FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium, one of their sites, news.opensuse.org, was compromised by hackers. The site content was replaced with this code and the Kurdish flag:\n\n\u00a0\u00a0openSUSE News: Hacked By MuhmadEmad\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0HaCkeD by MuhmadEmadHaCkeD By \u00a0MuhmadEmadLong Live to peshmarga KurDish HaCk3rS WaS Here email@example.com FUCK ISIS ! \n\nThe openSUSE team acted quickly to restore the site. When I talked to Richard Brown, openSUSE chairman, he said that \u201cthe server that hosts \u2018news.opensuse.org\u2019 is isolated from the majority of openSUSE infrastructure by design, so there was no breach of any other part of openSUSEs infrastructure, especially our build, test and download systems. Our offered downloads remain safe and consistent and there was no breach of any openSUSE contributor data.\u201d\n\n\nThe team is still investigating the reason for the breach so I don\u2019t have much information. The site ran a WordPress install and it seems that WordPress was compromised.\n\n\nThis site is not managed by the SUSE or openSUSE team. It is handled by the IT team of MicroFocus. However, Brown said that SUSE management certainly doesn\u2019t want any such incident to happen again and they are considering moving the site to the infrastructure managed by SUSE and openSUSE team.\n\n\nIn most cases, the openSUSE-related sites are part of openSUSE infrastructure that is managed by the community members but also has\u00a0the backing of the SUSE sysadmins. On the other hand, SUSE sites are part of the SUSE infrastructure and are fully managed by SUSE sysadmins.\n\n\nThis is not the first time an openSUSE site has been compromised, there was an instance earlier when openSUSE forums were compromised and hackers stole the forum user database. However, since the forum user database didn\u2019t contain private information or passwords, there were no serious issues other than public embarrassment. As expected, that site was not managed by the openSUSE or SUSE teams.\n\n\nIn addition, as an openSUSE user, I have often encountered issues with servers. At times I have experienced downtime and really slow sites. I think it\u2019s about time SUSE\/openSUSE take over their infrastructure and invest in improving it.