The Linux Foundation yesterday admitted that its sites have been compromised. The organisation has taken all its sites down for auditing. The foundation has posted a message on its sites. The messages is posted below:
Linux Foundation infrastructure including LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com, and their subdomains are down for maintenance due to a security breach that was discovered on September 8, 2011. The Linux Foundation made this decision in the interest of extreme caution and security best practices. We believe this breach was connected to the intrusion on kernel.org.
We are in the process of restoring services in a secure manner as quickly as possible. As with any intrusion and as a matter of caution, you should consider the passwords and SSH keys that you have used on these sites compromised. If you have reused these passwords on other sites, please change them immediately. We are currently auditing all systems and will update this statement when we have more information.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are taking this matter seriously and appreciate your patience. The Linux Foundation infrastructure houses a variety of services and programs including Linux.com, Open Printing, Linux Mark, Linux Foundation events and others, but does not include the Linux kernel or its code repositories.
Please contact us at email@example.com with questions about this matter.
The Linux Foundation
The attack seems to be connected to the recent attack on Linux.org. It will be interesting to see if the Linux community, the best hackers in the world, will be able to find the crackers -- the bad guys.