Linux Kernel Site Attacked

At the core of all Linux based operating systems is the Linux kernel, which is developed by a global community of developers, with the website as a key piece of infrastructure. maintainers admitted on Wednesday that their infrastructure had been hacked via a compromised user credential. According to’s disclosure, the attackers were able to modify files as well as add a Trojan startup file. isn’t pushing the panic button, however, thanks to the inherent security of the overall Linux kernel development process.

“The Linux community and take the security of the domain extremely seriously, and are pursuing all avenues to investigate this attack and prevent future ones,” stated. “However, it’s also useful to note that the potential damage of cracking is far less than typical software repositories.”

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Main Linux Kernel Site Hacked

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