[ubuntu-za] Fwd: Security issue on Ubuntu Forums - IMPORTANT for all members on it

maia grotepass maiatoday at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 09:37:55 UTC 2013

If you have an account on ubuntu forum check this out and stay safe.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "George Christofis" <geochr22 at gmail.com>
Date: 21 Jul 2013 10:38
Subject: Security issue on Ubuntu Forums - IMPORTANT for all members on it
To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts" <
loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>

Due to a security breach Ubuntu Forums is down. Please let your loco
> members know what they must do if they have an account on Ubuntu Forums.
> You can read below the official announcement from
> http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html
> Ubuntu Forums is down for maintenance
> There has been a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums. The Canonical IS
> team is working hard as we speak to restore normal operations. This page
> will be updated regularly with progress reports.
> 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.
> Progress report
>    - 2013-07-20 2011UTC: Reports of defacement
>    - 2013-07-20 2015UTC: Site taken down, this splash page put in place
>    while investigation continues.
> If you're using Ubuntu and need technical support please see the following
> page for support:
>    - Finding Help<http://community.ubuntu.com/help-information/finding-help/support>
>    .
>  If you're looking for a place to discuss Ubuntu, in the meantime we
> encourage you to check out these sites:
>    - The Ubuntu subreddit <http://reddit.com/r/ubuntu>
>    - The Ubuntu Community on Google+<https://plus.google.com/communities/107299007624972266094>
>    - Ubuntu Discourse <http://ubuntu-discourse.org>
> --
> loco-contacts mailing list
> loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts
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