Ubuntu forums hacked, Tux the penguin joins the NRA

Posted by jimlynch on Jul 24, 2013 4:46 AM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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Today in Open Source: Hacker steals user info from Ubuntu forums. Plus: Did ad blockers destroy The H? Canonical needs money for an Ubuntu phone

Last weekend the Ubuntu forums were hacked. Canonical has posted a notice indicating that the forum's attackers garnered quite a bit of information about forum users. Apparently, the hacker got every user's username, password and email address from the forum database.

Strangely, there was a graphic posted there of a penguin with a gun. That's quite the odd image for a hacker to use for a discussion forum about a free Linux distribution. Did Tux the penguin join the NRA or what? Bizarre is the only word I can use to describe it.

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