Oh No, Kernel.org was Hacked

A notice appeared on www.kernel.org today informing visitors that the servers housing the Linux kernel source code had been hacked earlier this month. The breach was discovered yesterday and maintainers believe the source code itself is unaffected.

The notice continues with details as they are known at this point. Apparently, intruders gained root access through compromised user credentials. The exact method is still unknown at this time, but it appears that the OpenSSH files were hacked and running live. A trojan was added to the startup files and errors from a referenced program not installed on the server signaled the breach.

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