Kali Linux Mailing List Website Hacked By ‘The GreaT TeAm’ Libyan Hackers

May 9, 2014

The public mailing list domain of Kali Linux (lists.kali.org) was hacked and defaced April 30 by Libyan hackers going by the handle “The GreaT TeAm.”.


Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd.

The hacker stated that the hacked subdomain is being hosted by a company called Mailman List and that Mailman List is vulnerable to #heartbleed vulnerability, which he used to gain access to the administrative account.

The Kali Linux team later tweeted that hacked subdomain was in fact inactive and that it was a 3rd party domain with  0 volume mailing list and hence they were not concerned about the hacking.   

Source: Techworm, May 1, 2014.