Official Ubuntu forum has been hit by a hacker

Jul

21

2013

Ubuntu Forums, the official forum of the same Linux distribution, has been hit by a hack. According to the managers of all users their login details and email addresses stolen. For now the Ubuntu forum offline.

That says Ubuntu Forums himself on an announcement page where visitors to ge-redirect as they try to visit the forum. According to the site, a hacker usernames, passwords and email addresses of all users of Ubuntu Forums stolen. Could say that the conscious administrators passwords are not stored. In plaintext

The hack was known as someone had gedefaced. The Ubuntu forums with the Twitter username @ Sputn1k_ Shortly after the site was taken offline. However, it is unclear how the hacker entered. Also, the managers not specify when the forums will be operational again.

Although there are still so many unknowns about the hack, it seems that the hacker only has invaded the Ubuntu forums. Other services at Canonical, such as Ubuntu One or LaunchPad, are not affected, the company said.

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