Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack
The Linux Foundation has pulled its sites offline due to a security breach that occurred on 8 September, which it believes was in connection with an attack on kernel.org.
The sites have been replaced with an announcement explaining that the Foundation has placed its infrastructure into maintenance mode, after it discovered a security breach on 8 September.
The Foundation claimed that the decision to pull LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com and their sub-domains down was in the interest of "extreme caution and security best practices". It believed that the breach was in connection to an attack made on kernel.org last month, where the group had discovered a trojan on its back-end machines. At the time of writing, kernel.org still appeared to be down.