October 10, 2002

'Hackers' send Sendmail a message

"Online vandals hacked into the primary download server for Sendmail.org and replaced key software with a Trojan horse, a Sendmail development team member said on Wednesday.

The apparent attack on Sendmail didn't leave a back door in the popular open-source email software package, as previously believed, but compromised the download software on the Sendmail consortium's primary server so that every tenth request for source code would receive a modified copy in reply."

Link: ZDNET.co.uk

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