The Official Linux Websites Down Due To Security Breach

The Official Linux Websites Down Due To Security Breach

News : Official Linux Website Taken Down Due To A Breach in Security

It came as a shock to everyone when the news about the security breach faced by Linux foundations website spread like a wild fire. The impact was caused on LinuxFoundation.org and Linux.com, and their sub-domains.

It was during this week ie. 8th September 2011 when they discovered a malware. The following was an official announcement made on their website “The Linux Foundation made this decision in the interest of extreme caution and security best practices. We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on kernel.org.”. The sites are still down for maintenance. According to reports, the action was taken as a precautionary measure after a trojan had infected the computer of a kernel developer and kernel.org servers. The passwords and user interactions were logged during the compromise.

The exact impact and proximity of the breach is not known at the moment and have suggested users to change the passwords as soon as the site is functional and made available again. According to the announcement, it seems that they are still in process to restore the services and all the systems are being audited.


Users who wish to know more information or have any questions can send and email to [email protected]. But first we would recommend you to visit the site to check if a similar question has already been answered.

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