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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1253 Hacker compromises Fosshub to distribute MBR-hijacking malware
A hacking crew that goes by the name of PeggleCrew has compromised Fosshub and embedded malware inside the files hosted on the website and offered for download.

According to Cult of Peggle, one of the group's four members, the team breached the website and embedded a malware payload inside some of the files hosted on Fosshub, a downloads portal, in the same category as Softpedia.

"In short, a network service with no authentication was exposed to the internet," the hacker told Softpedia in an email. "We were able to grab data from this network service to obtain source code and passwords that led us further into the infrastructure of FOSSHub and eventually gain control of their production machines, backup and mirror locations, and FTP credentials for the caching service they use, as well as the Google Apps-hosted email."
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