Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack

Filed under
Linux
Security
Web

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.

rest here

Linux and the Giant Breach

LinuxFoundation.org Breached

How about tuxmachines.org??

Were you guys having problems? For the past 2 days, at least, I've been unable to reach this site. Then around 2pm today I tried again and it loaded right up. Other sites were loading just fine for me.

re: tuxmachines.org

naw, we been having some intermittent cable issues. And we got a new IP today so that had to propagate.

but yeah, the cable's gone down a coupla times and I had trouble getting a lease. Maybe it'll calm down now.

welcome back

We missed ya all.. Smile

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Release: SymphonyOS 15.0

I am pleased to announce the release of SymphonyOS 15.0. This release continues improvements to the Mezzo 4 desktop bringing it to a much more stable state. Read more

GOL Survey Results: January

Thanks to GOL reader Fedso, we now have month-by-month comparisons for the survey as well as an automated program which takes the raw survey data and makes graphs. This is pretty exciting stuff since now one of the main goals of the survey project has been achieved and we can observe trends over time. You can find the new survey for this month here. Read more

2014 was a record-breaking year for Android smartphones

Apple may be selling more iPhones than ever before, but 2014 was a record-breaking year for Android too: New analyst figures show that one billion smartphones running Google’s mobile OS were shipped over the 12 month period. That’s a rise of 30 percent over the previous year and means that 81 percent of the mobile phones shifted in 2014 were running Android. If you’re wondering why both iOS and Android can be doing so well simultaneously, it’s worth remembering that profits and market share are not the same metric — more devices run Android but Apple is raking in more of the cash. A number of different manufacturers produce Android phones of course, none of whom are doing particularly well at making money from it. Read more

CoreOS 'Rockets' Ahead With Docker Alternative

Linux operating system distribution vendor CoreOs aims to expand its own vision for container-based virtualization. CoreOS is moving forward on its plans to displace the Docker application virtualization technology and expand its own vision for container-based virtualization. CoreOS got its start in 2013 as a clustered operating system project focused on the optimized delivery of Docker containers but has found fault in the Docker model that it aims to correct with its own Rocket approach. Read more Also: CoreOS Linux: it's how Google, Facebook & Twitter run at scale