Gun-wielding penguin takes over Ubuntu Forums, waves AK-47 at Linux users everywhere
Jul 22, 2013, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Of course, one perfectly likely explanation for the hack is clear from Canonical's mea culpa letter: for the personally identifiable information (PII) that it yielded.
Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user's local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database.
With close to 2 million signed-up members, that could mean a lot more spam for a lot of people.
And for those who have chosen poor passwords, the stolen password database could mean worse than that.