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Worst nightmare becomes reality: Linux Mint distro hacked and backdoor introduced

Linux distributor ‘Linux Mint’ warned users over the weekend that it has been hacked, exposing users to a malicious backdoor and compromising sensitive customer information. Project leader Clement Lefebvre explained in a blog post that the attacker made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and then hacked the distributor’s website to point to it. In this moment the website is still down: http://www.linuxmint.com/ but the blog isn’t. You should check the hash of the ISO you’re downloading! Oh, I forgot to mention: also all user data was stolen. More here: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994 http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/linux-mint-users-compromised-after/


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