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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-26

Gentoo shows off prompt and professional security response after minor breach

A weak administrator password allowed an unknown attacker to gain access to the Gentoo Linux distribution’s GitHub account and lock developers out of it. The GitHub repositories of Gentoo are only downstream mirrors from the self-hosted Gentoo.org infrastructure.

From an organizational standpoint, Gentoo’s handling of the incident was prompt and professional. Gentoo released official statements promptly detailing the nature of breach. This should be considered the standard against which organizations are judged for handling security breaches.

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