[pydotorg-www] Bogus wiki.python.org attachment on BeginnersGuide

M.-A. Lemburg mal at python.org
Fri Mar 20 13:41:13 EDT 2020

On 3/20/2020 6:35 PM, Mats Wichmann wrote:
> On 3/20/20 11:17 AM, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> I no longer have access to my old wiki.python.org account but got a
>> bounce message (via postmaster) today which related to an attachment
>> added to the BeginnersGuide page:
>> https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
>> The page history shows a deletion and addition of the attachment in
>> quick succession. I don't know if the old one was bogus, but the new
>> one certainly seems to be. It's a JPEG with a .pdf extension. Someone
>> probably should check it out and perhaps restore the old attachment or
>> remove it altogether.
>> Skip
> something's going on - these edits are credited to "111" which is not an
> editor in the editors list.
> yesterday I got notification of another change made by "48" (actually
> these numbers were part of IP addresses, why aren't they coming in under
> a username) - that one left the page in a conflicted state.
> It looks like someone might be trying out a breakin?
When hovering over "111" in the info page you get this information:

This suggests that someone without login (but the given IP address) is
accessing the page. The IP address maps to Beijing, China.


Marc-Andre Lemburg
Python Software Foundation

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