Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday February 22, 2016

Beware Of Hacked Linux Mint ISOs

The Linux Mint Blog is warning anyone that downloaded a copy of the 17.3 Cinnamon edition over the weekend could be compromised by hackers. Clem Lefebvre, the creator of Linux Mint, had this to say:

I’m sorry I have to come with bad news. We were exposed to an intrusion today. It was brief and it shouldn’t impact many people, but if it impacts you, it’s very important you read the information below.

What happened?

Hackers made a modified Linux Mint ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to hack our website to point to it.

Does this affect you?

As far as we know, the only compromised edition was Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition.