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Kernel.org Linux repository rooted in hack attack

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Multiple servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system were infected with malware that gained root access, modified system software, and logged passwords and transactions of the people who used them, the official Linux Kernel Organization has confirmed.

 

More at The Register.

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Hmmm interesting. In a way this is a good thing. How else would you know how secure you are if you don't get attacked? Getting compromised though unfortunate, helps you review, improve and put better mechanisms in place to hopefully thwart further attacks using this particular vector. I would be more concerned if it was found that the access was easily gained with little or no effort.

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