Linux Kernel Archive restored following attack

    Date04 Oct 2011
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The Linux Kernel Archives, the primary site for distribution of the code at the heart of all Linux-based PCs, routers, smartphones and tablets, has come back on-line after an extended outage which followed a security breach. The site was taken down when it was discovered that unknown attackers had access to the main Kernel.org server, Hera, in an attack which is thought to have occurred up to seventeen days prior but which had gone unnoticed up to that point. As a precaution, the entire site was taken down temporarily.
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