Sunday, 21 July 2013

Ubuntu Forums Hacked

OMG!Ubuntu is reporting that the Ubuntu Forums has been hacked and user names and passwords, compromised.

Oh well, time to change my Forum password. Fortunately, I used Launchpad to access the forums (although, I do have a Forum account) and this doesn't appear to have been affected. Moreover, I use unique passwords for all sites and email accounts, so whatever the outcome, my personal exposure is an increase in email spam. Nonetheless, it's disappointing to see the suggestion that lax security led to this attack. It'll be interesting to see the outcome of any investigation. For now the Forum is down with a holding page at the url.

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