<div dir="ltr">i have read about Linode being compromised regularly.  It seems there is always some exploit happening. This latest compromise was handled pretty poorly in my opinion.   Why the hell would you put your billing systems in the same layers as your customers hosts? Why would you try to "bargain" with the attacker?<div style>

Seriously though, if you are customer of Linode, you may want to check your Credit Cards.  There are alot of reports of fraudulent charges on the cards Linode customers had on file. It would appear Linode is very lacking when it comes to PCI compliance :(</div>

<div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/vps-host-linode-issues-customer-wide-password-reset-7000014057/">http://www.zdnet.com/vps-host-linode-issues-customer-wide-password-reset-7000014057/</a><br></div><div><br>

</div><div style>More information and links from this latest compromise and how poorly Linode has been handling the situation:  <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/1cf07d/vps_provider_linode_hacked_hacker_says_all_logins/">http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/1cf07d/vps_provider_linode_hacked_hacker_says_all_logins/</a></div>

<div style><br></div><div>Here is a story of a Linode security failure from last year  <a href="http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/03/bitcoins-worth-228000-stolen-from-customers-of-hacked-webhost/">http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/03/bitcoins-worth-228000-stolen-from-customers-of-hacked-webhost/</a></div>

<div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Lee Walker <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:mrscumbagtoyou@gmail.com" target="_blank">mrscumbagtoyou@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">I've been using Linode for almost 2 years, this is the 1st compromise I know of.</div><div class="gmail_extra">

<div><div class="h5"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Dan Eveland <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:develand@gmail.com" target="_blank">develand@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">I have not seen them compromised since I started using them a few years go, but it's possible I didn't read some emails. Perhaps they are just more open about these issues than other hosts? I have had fantastic results with Linode. I find it far superior to Rackspace insofar as usability, performance and support are concerned. I use both companies daily. In the Drupal community, Linode very popular. I will freely admit have little experience with Amazon's services in that category.<div>



<br></div><div>Thanks.</div><div><br></div><div>Dan</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Lynn Dixon <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:boodaddy@gmail.com" target="_blank">boodaddy@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>



<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><p dir="ltr">Why do people still use linode? It seems like they are compromised on a regular and routine basis.</p>
<p dir="ltr"><a href="http://blog.linode.com/2013/04/12/security-notice-linode-manager-password-reset/" target="_blank">http://blog.linode.com/2013/04/12/security-notice-linode-manager-password-reset/</a></p>
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