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Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack

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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.

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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.

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