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Old 24. Feb 2016, 03:18 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The interesting factor is what little value the hacker can expect to gain from this. Having a few Linux machines as part of a bot net is not too productive as the majority of those affected will already have taken remedial action. Selling the forum database at $85 a kick is also going to die a death and is hardly worth the risk considering the authorities are well capable of backtracking a sting if they are so inclined. I can only conclude therefore the intention was either to derail Mint because of its popularity or is yet again the work of some spotty life devoid kid with nothing better to wet his/her pants over.
that is the weird part - prove a point - proof of concept .... what

the fact that it is a high profile Linux System, that overtook the Ubuntu System,
a few years back - but in the big scheme of things - hardy a big deal.

- they probably didn't get 200Million upgrades - in the last few months - either,
unlike some other Strange System did do:
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Old 24. Feb 2016, 03:19 PM   #52 (permalink)
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What a kick!
Just like the nuts who go around randomly shooting people or buildings.

LM forum is still down...

Just when you think you've heard the worse things about hacking... how about wireless mouse hacking!
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Old 25. Feb 2016, 12:53 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Mint message board back up https://forums.linuxmint.com/index.php
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Old 25. Feb 2016, 03:00 AM   #54 (permalink)
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it is up - BUT - there is some issues with it's running,
& even though it's on a new server - it's slow / times out.

so - give the team - a little more time, to sort it.
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Old 25. Feb 2016, 03:51 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Forum came back just this minute after more maintenance. Everything appears to be functioning as before. Speed is also good now.
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Old 26. Feb 2016, 11:32 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Hi guys I can see this topic is crowded and haven't had time to go through all the comments. But it seems that the latest version has been hacked and it not yet resolved as far as I can see. Here is more info. Hope its helpful But the scary thing is that a particular font in Firefox and many other applications could be a problem as well. This guy will give you more info than my pea brain will

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xcdxbQZTRs
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Old 27. Feb 2016, 12:46 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Think it was spotted and sorted a few days ago.
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