Hackers Break Into Linux Source Code Site

As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.

The bad guys paid the good guys an unwelcome visit earlier this month, breaking into the Kernel.org website that is home to the Linux project. They gained root access to a server known as Hera and ultimately compromised “a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure,” according to a note on the kernel.org website.

Administrators of the website learned of the problem and soon discovered a number of bad things were happening on their servers. Files were modified, a malicious program was added to the server’s startup scripts and some user data was logged.
http://onlywire.com/r/50743256

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About John Bertoli

I enjoy to read and write. I am an aspiring author and am interested in marketing, SEO strategies, finance, trading, and entrepreneurship. I started working at Bat Blue Corporation part-time during my senior year at Stevens Institute of Technology and continued after graduation, realizing how experienced and dedicated the Bat Blue technologists were. I serve as the Marketing Associate, in charge of writing press releases and case studies, as well as developing content for our website http://www.batblue.com. I organize exhibition events throughout the year, providing market exposure for the company and produce a daily network security newsletter sent to over 5,000 subscribers, known as The Daily Security Briefing. By utilizing Bat Blue's past achievements and current accomplishments, I strive to leverage these successes to create brand recognition and develop future opportunities for the company.
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