DatabaseInternetOpen SourceSecurity Hacked

Last week, the website for MySQL, the world’s most popular open-source database server which is now a division of Oracle, was hacked. While this likely doesn’t affect most of our blog’s readers, it goes to serve as a valuable example of why running a web content filter on your network is vital to information security. is a legitimate business website with a good reputation. However, it was compromised by hackers, essentially turning the website into a platform for distributing malware to anyone who visited the site. Keep this in mind the next time you think that you don’t need a web content filter because you only visit “legitimate websites.”

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