Tails Operating System’s Website was hacked by some Hacker, who calls himself “Sum Guy”. The hacker somehow got access to the website’s admin area and changed the home page content with:
As per the reports, only the Home Page was modified. At this moment, it is not cleared whether the OS Image was altered or not, hence users are advised not to download the package till further notice.
Tails, also known as Amnesiac Incognito Live System, is a free Operating System specially designed to preserve the anonymity and privacy of the user. It can be loaded on a DVD, USB stick or a SD Card and can be started from any computer by just plugging the USB Stick, SD Card or DVD. Moreover, it comes ready with built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc.
Tails Operating System is said to be used by Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras for obvious reasons. Snowden used it to evade National Security Agency while he leaked thousands of documents. The Operating System has doubled its popularity over the last year, specially due to the loud cheering of the OS by the journalist Greenwald.
Press Freedom Foundation when asked Greenwald and Poitras about the importance of the Tails OS to their work, here’s what they say:
Laura Poitras –
Glenn Greenwald –