Linux Mint hit by malware infection on its website, forum after hack attack | Ars Technica
“We don’t know motivation behind this,” says distro creator.
Hackers took control of the official website for the Linux Mint distro over the weekend, resulting in some users downloading a build of the OS that had been modified to include a backdoor that would give attackers full access to a user’s system.
Announced in a blog post, the organization said it quickly spotted and rectified the issue, but that anyone who downloaded Linux Mint (Cinnamon Edition) on February 20 should probably start over. At the very least, you’ll want to check the MD5 signature of your download to ensure it’s legit.