A hacker compromised several key servers belonging to the Debian Project, a Linux distribution maker last week, an event that seems to mirror issues
Microsoft had two years ago when hackers compromised the software giant's network. The hacker incursion into Debian, however, was more dramatic, with
the project's bug-tracking, mail list, Web server, and security component servers being compromised. In the aftermath of the attack, however, Debian
officials say the code for its Linux distribution was unchanged.
November 24, 2003