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Website Hosting Linux Kernel Hacked: Don’t Worry, The World Isn’t Going To End has been compromised by an intruder gaining root access to parts of their infrastructure which hosts the kernel source code. A number of servers have been accessed, apparently via compromised user credentials. The intruder installed several rootkits and monitored user activity. The intrusion went unnoticed for almost a month until the staff discovered it on August 28th. The staff reassured the community in a blog post on, stating that the actual repositories themselves are unaffected.

1 September 2011