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An attack on the web server of Linux Mint, compromises the security of the users

02/20/2016

On 20th February, the Linux Mint website was attacked by a hacker who accessed the web server and modify the ISO links of the images for the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Edition. The modified version contained a backdoor, which affects all users who had downloaded. In addition, the attackers copied database of Linux Mint Forum, taking possession of personal data of users.