Ubuntu forms /ubuntu.ie crossover

Barry bpb101.1 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 22 12:14:38 UTC 2013

Hey folks. Just to query the glitch that happened a few months ago with ubuntu forum and ubuntu.ie mailing list. 

We were all subscribed to received emails . Did we get signed up to ubuntu forums with the mailing list email and password? 
It wouldn't effect me (anymore than it does) as I have an ubuntu forms account with the same details and I am in the process of changing My passwords .  
However I am just asking for people who as a result of the glitch MIGHT of had an account  made for them without knowing . people here without ubuntu forms accounts might consider changing their passwords as well

Just a thought about the ordeal , maybe somebody might know if the mailing list details  were  compromised 


> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 03:22:44 +0100
> From: Keith Drummond <drummond1999 at gmail.com>
> To: Ubuntu Irish Team <ubuntu-ie at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Ubuntu Forums Hacked
> Message-ID:
>    <CAJt8EoyNJ==Gyx0ZXgC5D-nBEHPrQU+dp-pEFoqB2On3kKUkNw at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> Dear All,
> Just a quick update that the Ubuntu Forums have been hacked, this is the
> current state of affairs;
> *
> What we know*
>   - Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user's local username,
>   password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database.
>   - The passwords are not stored in plain text. However, if you were using
>   the same password as your Ubuntu Forums one on another service (such as
>   email), you are strongly encouraged to change the password on the other
>   service ASAP.
>   - Ubuntu One, Launchpad and other Ubuntu/Canonical services are NOT
>   affected by the breach.
> For more please go to http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html
> Regards,
> Keith Drummond

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