Almost one month ago, the official distribution site for the Linux kernel was shut down following a serious malware incident. The people behind the Linux kernel discovered malware on the PC of at least one kernel maintainer, as well as on the kernel.org servers themselves.
Thanks to all for your patience and understanding during our outage and please bear with us as we bring up the different kernel.org systems over the next few weeks. We will be writing up a report on the incident in the future
Yes, this was malware specifically designed to target Linux. Which just goes to show, if the right someone puts their mind to it, Linux is no less vulnerable than other platforms. Anyway, glad to see them up and running again…it is a welcome, if somewhat belated, return.