Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Debian Project hit by crackers

An unknown cracker this week compromised several machines belonging to the Debian Project, including servers that house its bug-tracking system and security components, reports eWeek. Officials are still working to restore the affected machines.

Debian is an open source operating system that uses the Linux kernel and also includes a number of packages and tools from the GNU Project. The Debian Project is run by Software in the Public Interest, a non-profit group that runs a number of similar projects.

The project planned to announce a new release of the operating system on Friday, but the attack scotched those plans.

News source: iTWeb

posted by Logu Krishnan : 12:39 AM

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