Gentoo Linux Github Organization hacked and repo code compromised

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A hacker managed to take control of the Github account for Gentoo Linux, going as far as inserting malicious code into the distros. The malware was designed to delete user data. Although the situation is now under control, an investigation is underway to determine what happened. Anyone who has downloaded a Gentoo distro or other files recently, is warned to “refrain from using code from the Gentoo Github Organization” for the time being. See also: Microsoft officially announces agreement to acquire GitHub in $7.5 billion deal Google releases open source ‘GIF for CLI’ terminal tool on GitHub Linux Mint Debian…

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