Hackers break into two FreeBSD Project servers using stolen SSH keys

By | November 26, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Lucian Constantin

In this article “Hackers have compromised two servers used by the FreeBSD Project to build third-party software packages. Anyone who has installed such packages since Sept. 19 should completely reinstall their machines, the project’s security team warned.

Intrusions on two machines within the FreeBSD.org cluster were detected on Nov. 11, the FreeBSD security team said Saturday. “The affected machines were taken offline for analysis. Additionally, a large portion of the remaining infrastructure machines were also taken offline as a precaution,” said a message on the project’s public announcements mailing list.

The two compromised servers acted as nodes for the project’s legacy third-party package-building infrastructure, the FreeBSD Project said in an advisory posted on its website.”

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