Linux Mint


In February 2016, the website for the Linux distro known as Linux Mint was hacked and the ISO infected with a backdoor. The site also ran a phpBB forum which was subsequently put up for sale complete with almost 145k email addresses, passwords and other personal subscriber information.

Domain Entries Date Breached Hashing Privacy acknowledged?
https://linuxmint.com 144,989 2016-02-21 phpBB Public No

Information leaked

Avatars, Dates of birth, Email addresses, Geographic locations, IP addresses, Passwords, Time zones, Website activity


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