Automattic Makes Its Biggest Acquisition Yet (and WordPress boosts its security)

25 September 2013

Automattic is to make its biggest acquisition ever and WordPress is set to receive a boost to its small security team.
Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic, recently revealed to TechWeekEurope that the company, which is parent to, is about to complete on its biggest acquisition to date.
Speaking at the GigaOM Structure:Europe conference last week, Mullenweg gave no name, details or even a hint of the company involved, except that it is a service that he ‘really likes’.
This all comes after news that Tiger Global recently bought a whole hoard of Automattic stock, giving the company another £47.1 million.
Mullenweg has also expressed intentions to invest more into the security of, prompting questions over whether the company being bought might in the business of security. Expanding the small security team is of the highest priority for Mullenweg. As pointed out by TechWeekEurope, with the upcoming releases of WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 in October and December, we’ll see welcome improvements that will allow us to keep our sites better protected.
Mullenweg also announced that will invest more time and money in extra scanning and auto-updates for plugins as well as the base platform.