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Github Account of Gentoo Linux Hacked, Code Replaced With Malware

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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 security alert 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://thehackernews.com/2018/06/gentoo-linux-github.html

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V.T. Eric Layton

Sad. :(

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crp

wonder how they found out. hoping that they do a nightly comparison between a backup and github.

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zlim

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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V.T. Eric Layton

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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zlim

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

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V.T. Eric Layton

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

 

I fixed it fer ya'. :)

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zlim

Tanks, um Thanx, oh, Thanks!

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