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21 July 2013

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Ubuntu Forums Hacked: 2 Million User's Account Exposed

ubuntu forums hacked Recently was badly hacked and around 2 million users that it has suffered a serious security breach. They have posted a message on its index page, informing its near 2 million users information being leaked! The website was defaced by hacker with Twitter handle “Sputn1k_” and Unfortunately the attacker have gotten every user's local username, encrypted password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database. Lots of people are complaining about this.

Security breach at Ubuntu Forums compromised

Canonical advises users who have used their same forum password on other sites to change it immediately. "Ubuntu One,  Launchpad and other Ubuntu/Canonical services are not affected by the breach," as company stated.

Update: Well the Canonical IS team is working hard to restore the normal operations and get everything back as previous.

Also See- Yahoo Voices Hacked! Around 450K Account Passwords Leaked

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