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Linux Developers Facing Further Web Attacks
« on: September 12, 2011, 11:05:11 pm »
It seems some folks are hell bent on attacking Linux developers and the Linux using public at large, why is another matter  :o

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/more_linux_sites_down/

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Just a month after kernel.org - the nerve centre of Linux kernel development - fell victim to a malware attack, the Penguinista community is reeling from another bout of security breaches.
"Linux Foundation infrastructure including LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com and their subdomains are down for maintenance due to a security breach that was discovered on September 8, 2011," the holding page on the sites says. "We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on kernel.org."

Last month, a trojan was discovered on the PC of one of the kernel's developers and was later spotted lurking on kernel.org servers. The malware had gained root access, modified system software and logged passwords and transactions of the servers' users. The attack started on August 12th but wasn't discovered until the 28th, and the kernel.org site is still "down for maintenance".


Its nice to know its not just the WinMX community that has to deal with mindless parasites bent on cyber vandalism.

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