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Old 09-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
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Following on the heels of a breach of, the internet holding place for the Linux kernel, and its related sites have been breached. Details of the attack are unknown at this time, but as of this writing I get a message from telling me it's down for maintenance. Here is an e-mail I just received from the head-sheds at, and below that is a screenshot of as of right now.
Attention and users,

We are writing you because you have an account on,, or one of the subdomains associated with these domains.
On September 8, 2011, we discovered a security breach that may have
compromised your username, password, email address and other information you
have given to us. We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on

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 public statements when
we have more information.

We have taken all Linux Foundation servers offline to do complete
re-installs. Linux Foundation services will be put back up as they become
available. We are working around the clock to expedite this process and are
working with authorities in the United States and in Europe to assist with
the investigation.

The Linux Foundation takes the security of its infrastructure and that of
its members extremely seriously and are pursuing all avenues to investigate
this attack and prevent future ones. We apologize for this inconvenience and
will communicate updates as we have them.

Please contact us at with questions about this

The Linux Foundation
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