Security Breach on The Linux Foundation, Linux.com & their Subdomains


Dig a the history and go back into the previous week I hope you can surely remember  the attack on Linuxkernel.org. Now The Linux foundation is under cyber attack. the Linux Foundation has pulled its websites from the web to clean up from a “security breach.”
A notice posted on the Linux Foundation said the entire infrastructure including LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com, and their sub domains are down for maintenance due to a security breach that was discovered on September 8, 2011.
“The LinuxFoundation made this decision in the interest of extreme caution and security best practices. We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on kernel.org,” the group said.


Official Notice By The Linux Foundation is posted on their website and that is:- 

"Linux Foundation infrastructure including LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com, and their subdomains are down for maintenance due to a security breach that was discovered on September 8, 2011. The Linux Foundation made this decision in the interest of extreme caution and security best practices. We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on kernel.org.
We are in the process of restoring services in a secure manner as quickly as possible. As with any intrusion and as a matter of caution, you should consider the passwords and SSH keys that you have used on these sites compromised. If you have reused these passwords on other sites, please change them immediately. We are currently auditing all systems and will update this statement when we have more information.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are taking this matter seriously and appreciate your patience. The Linux Foundation infrastructure houses a variety of services and programs including Linux.com, Open Printing, Linux Mark, Linux Foundation events and others, but does not include the Linux kernel or its code repositories.
Please contact us at info@linuxfoundation.org with questions about this matter."

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