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Cyber Attack On Linux Foundation, Now Down To Wrap Up Security Breach

Linux Foundation is under critical situation after a major cyber attack by the hackers. The foundation has shut down its primary domains,, and also subdomains to protect form serious security breach. The breach has gone public & discovered on September 8, 2011. The officials apologized for the inconvenience. You can check out Linux Foundation on your own.

The site is down for the maintenance now & a notice has already been published in their homepage. They didn’t give any deadline so far. The attack has been found out just after the attack on Linux archive two weeks ago. The foundation also cautioned the users about the passwords and SSH keys that they have used on these sites.

Linux Foundation announcement:

Linux Foundation infrastructure including,, 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

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, Open Printing, Linux Mark, Linux Foundation events and others, but does not include the Linux kernel or its code repositories.



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