The Great Linux Mint Heist: the Aftermath

In a shocking move, cyber criminals recently hacked the Linux Mint Web server and used it to launch an attack against the popular distro’s user base.

The hackers managed to alter the official Linux Mint Web site to point to an infected ISO image. The infected image contains a valid installation of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition, along with the Tsunami IRC backdoor. The backdoor allows the cyber criminals to access the unsuspecting user’s system, steal data and gain control over the software and hardware.

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