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Github Account of Gentoo Linux Hacked, Code Replaced With Malware


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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

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Downloaded anything from Gentoo's GitHub account yesterday?

Consider those files compromised and dump them now—as an unknown group of hackers or an individual managed to gain access to the GitHub account of the Gentoo Linux distribution on Thursday and replaced the original source code with a malicious one.

Gentoo is a free open source Linux or FreeBSD-based distribution built using the Portage package management system that makes it more flexible, easier to maintain, and portable compared to other operating systems.


In a [url="https://www.gentoo.o...org-hacked.html"%5Dsecurity alert%5B/url%5D released on its website yesterday, developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution warned users not to use code from its GitHub account, as some "unknown individuals" had gained its control on 28 June at 20:20 UTC and "modified the content of repositories as well as pages there."....

https://thehackernew...nux-github.html
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:24 AM

Sad. :(

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:51 PM

wonder how they found out. hoping that they do a nightly comparison between a backup and github.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:19 AM

This is so sad - all because of a weaK admin password!
https://www.darkread.../d/d-id/1332225

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This post edited by your kind Admin in order to correct a small spelling error. :)
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

View Postzlim, on 06 July 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

This is so sad - all because of a weal admin password!
https://www.darkread.../d/d-id/1332225

Yeah, the stupidity burns....
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:56 PM

View Postzlim, on 06 July 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

This is so sad - all because of a weal admin password!
https://www.darkread.../d/d-id/1332225

That k is awfully close to that l, ain't it. ;)

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:40 AM

Yes, and I obviously didn't proof read closely before I posted.  :oops:
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

View Postzlim, on 07 July 2018 - 11:40 AM, said:

Yes, and I obviously didn't proof read closely before I posted.  :oops:

I fixed it fer ya'. :)

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:32 PM

Tanks, um Thanx, oh, Thanks!
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