SourceForge pulls off fake, ‘Trojan-wrapped’ Anonymous OS tool

By | March 19, 2012

Source: The Register

by John Leyden

In this article “Prominent members of Anonymous have said that a open-source distro bearing the hacktivist group’s moniker is nothing to do with them and is likely to be riddled with Trojans.

Anonymous OS Live – supposedly an Ubuntu-based OS, which advertises itself as being pre-loaded with various hacking tools and utilities (Tor, John the Ripper, SQL Poison etc) – appeared on SourceForge at the start of the week. The 1.5GB package achieved 37,000 downloads before SourceForge pulled the plug on Thursday afternoon, citing its “intentionally misleading name” and security concerns.

… “The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT,” A tweet by AnonOpswarns.”

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