Just received an email from WordFence, the WordPress security plugin-developer, that popular WordPress hosting company WPEngine had a breach that may have included customer user name and password information. The full text of the email I received follows.
“We learned about an hour ago that there has been a data breach at WPEngine. Some of their customer login credentials have been exposed. If you are a WPEngine customer, check your email immediately and start updating your credentials as per their suggestion.
Wordfence Founder & CEO
If you aren’t already a member you can subscribe to our WordPress Security and Product Updates mailing list here. You’re welcome to republish this email in part or in full provided you mention that the source is www.wordfence.com. If you would like to get Wordfence for your WordPress website, simply go to your “Plugin” menu, click “add new” and search for “wordfence”.
If you are running a WordPress site and do not have a security plugin installed already, I can happily recommend WordFence.Share