“Hackers made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to hack our website to point to it,” the head of Linux Mint project Clement Lefebvre said in a surprising announcement dated February 21, 2016.
Who are affected?
What had Happened?
Hackers vs. Linux Mint SysAdmins
“What we don’t know is the motivation behind this attack. If more efforts are made to attack our project and if the goal is to hurt us, we’ll get in touch with authorities and security firms to confront the people behind this,” Lefebvre added.
Hackers Selling Linux Mint Website’s Database
Here’s How to Protect your Linux Machine
- Take the computer offline.
- Backup all your personal data.
- Reinstall the operating system (with a clean ISO) or format the partition.
- Change passwords for sensitive websites and emails.