October 1, 2016

Linux Foundation Security Breach

(LiveHacking.Com) – The Linux Foundation has suffered a security breach on its Linux.com and LinuxFoundation.org websites. On September 8, 2011, it discovered a security breach that may have compromised the username, password, email address and other information of Linux.com users. The Linux Foundation thinks this latest breach is connected to the recent intrusion on kernel.org.

The Linux Foundation has sent emails to its users where it says:

You should consider the passwords and SSH keys that you have used on these sites compromised. If you have reused these passwords on other sites, please change them immediately.

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization setup to promote the growth of Linux, is currently auditing all its systems and has taken all its servers offline to do complete re-installs. The various Linux Foundation services will be put back up as they become available.

The Linux Foundation takes the security of its infrastructure and that of
its members extremely seriously and are pursuing all avenues to investigate
this attack and prevent future ones.

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