Ubuntu forms /ubuntu.ie crossover

Laura Czajkowski laura at lczajkowski.com
Mon Jul 22 12:18:47 UTC 2013

Riyadh Barry,

I'm not sure when this happened?  I don't think you can subscribe a 
mailing list to the forums.  I think you might be mixing up forums with 
Launchpad answers.  This is where you can subscribe a team or a person 
for answers and that is why we had the influx of mail last month.


On 22/07/13 13:14, Barry wrote:
> 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
> Barry
>> 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

Laura Czajkowski
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