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Follow-Up: Attack on Exherbo.org machine

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Some of you might have read my previous blog post about the attack on Exherbo’s quote database that I wrote about yesterday. As promised I am going to write a follow up post about how this was handled and what the result of the cooperation with Gentoo’s infrastructure team was.

I also promised to give you an update based on the information that we received after the blog post and the bug was created:

* Alex Howells (Astinus) has been removed from all Gentoo infrastructure and as you can read on bug #229895, Gentoo’s infrastructure team has informed all the developers via the gentoo-core mailing list about what happened.
The developers received the following message (taken from the bug):

* As reported on bug #229895, on 27 Jun 2008 at 19:04 UTC, there was unwarranted traffic sent to http://quotes.exherbo.org/ and some of the traffic involved originated from various Gentoo Linux infrastructure machines. The Gentoo infrastructure team conducted an audit based on logs from the machines as well as those provided by Exherbo’s infrastructure team. Based on results of our audit and the user’s admission via email, we have concluded that the said actions were taken by one of our developers named astinus.
* We have taken appropriate action and have removed the developer in question from Gentoo Linux infrastructure.

More Here

Also:

Up until recently, I had thought most Gentoo users and developers to be adults, who made sensible choices in their actions (but not always their words). This may be generalized to acting professionally. I am saddened to report on the ongoing degradation of the community in this regard, and how infra will deal with their side of it.

If you abuse a Gentoo infrastructure system, we have no compunctions about kicking your ass and handing you to the suitable authorities (userrel, devrel, $GOV_AUTHORITY).

Rest "Going medival on your ass"




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