Suspect in kernel.org breakin arrested

Post Syndicated from corbet original http://lwn.net/Articles/699128/rss

The US Department of Justice has announced
that it has arrested a suspect in the 2011
kernel.org breakin
. “[Donald Ryan] Austin is charged with
causing damage to four servers located in the Bay Area by installing
malicious software. Specifically, he is alleged to have gained unauthorized
access to the four servers by using the credentials of an individual
associated with the Linux Kernel Organization. According to the indictment,
Austin used that access to install rootkit and trojan software, as well as
to make other changes to the servers
.”