FAQ: What the heck happened to Linux Mint?

Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop distributions of Linux in the world, so when the organization suffered a serious security breach late last month, it made waves in the open-source community.

Q: What, exactly, happened?

On Saturday, Feb. 20, somebody noticed that the download link for certain versions of the operating system on Mint’s official website had been changed. The fiddled-with link now pointed to a malicious website, hosted in Bulgaria.

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