The Hacking of Ubuntu Linux Forums: Lessons Learned
Jul 18, 2016, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
Ubuntu Linux is one of the most popular Linux distributions in use today, making its users an attractive target for hackers. In an attack that was officially confirmed on July 15, Canonical, the lead commercial vendor behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that its Ubuntu Forums user community was hacked, and the attacker gained unauthorized access to a database of 2 million users.