Linux Mint website hacked, offered malicious ISO2016-02-22 02:10 by Daniela
If you have downloaded Linux Mint last Friday, your computer may be put at risk. Mint website has been hacked and hackers successfully exposed on it a link to a modified Linux Mint ISO with a backdoor in it.
"Hackers made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to hack our website to point to it," Clement Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project.
"As far as we know, the only compromised edition was Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition," he added. "If you downloaded another release or another edition, this does not affect you. If you downloaded via torrents or via a direct HTTP link, this doesn't affect you either."
According to website's team, the hacked download image files - used to install the Linux operating system - were hosted on a server based in Bulgaria. Users who are affected by the hack are advised to disconnect their computers from the Internet as soon as possible, wipe the disk drive and change all of their passwords.
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