Linux Mint Devs Explain Timeline of Website Hack

Linux Mint Devs Explain Timeline of Website Hack

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Linux Mint users were informed a couple of weeks ago that someone managed to hack their website and replaced the download links for Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon ISO. People were redirected to a modified Linux Mint ISO that had a rather old trojan named TSUNAMI.
As you can imagine, the hack had a powerful impact in the Linux community. It wasn’t just about a hacked website or compromised users data from the forum. The fact that people downloaded and installed a modified version of a Linux operating systems seems to be the biggest issue. Even if not a lot of users downloaded the ISO, it’s still a problem.
The team is now working to fix the image of the project and the first step in this process is to inform the users about everything that happened. Nothing was held back, and we now know the entire timeline of the events.
Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mint-devs-explain-timeline-of-website-hack-501241.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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