LineageOS suffers cyberattack attempt through Salt

LineageOS, an Android-based mobile operating system, has reported an intrusion carried out at the beginning of May by cyberattackers with the intention of accessing its central infrastructure.

The cyberattack took place by exploiting two vulnerabilities in Salt, an open source SaltStack framework, that LineageOS uses to manage servers in its data center.

In the official statement, LineageOS clarifies that the source code and the compilations of the operating system were not affected, nor were the encryption keys used to authenticate the official distributions of the operating system.