Debian Project server hacked

Posted by daria42 on Jul 13, 2006 8:57 PM EDT
ZDNet Australia; By Renai LeMay
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The Debian GNU/Linux project today admitted a hacker had compromised one of its internal servers.

[Admitted?!? Hey, FUDnet, how did this admission come about? Did ZDNet staff take some Debian developer into a back room and beat him or her with a rubber hose until the secret act was admitted? What does the alleged reporter report:

"Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community shortly before 4am AEST.

Wow. So a Debian developer admitted the compromise, via e-mail, open to the scrutiny of the entire world, with no prompting from outside parties. Exactly where is the denial that must precede an admission? You can't admit something you haven't denied, either explicitly or implicitly.

Bah. This is a case of attempting to sensationalise for clicks, with no regard for truth. -- grouch]

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