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Cybersquatter storms the Bastille (Linux)

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Downloads of Bastille Linux have always been offered through SourceForge, with Bastille-linux.org serving more as a store-front than as a primary download location. The change of ownership of the site came to light only after duty staff at the Internet Storm Centre followed up a tip that something was amiss.

After getting in touch with Jay Beale, the leader of the Bastille Linux Project, it merged that the site had fallen into the clutches of an opportunist who had somehow purchased the domain and who sought $10,000 for its return. It's unclear how exactly the new holder, Mykhaylo Perebiynis, came to acquire the domain.

Most of the images and navigation on Bastille-linux.org are currently broken. Nothing - benign or malign - is being offered for download through the site.

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