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Haskell Confirms Security Breach in Debian Builds

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Haskell, an advanced purely functional programming language, has confirmed a security breach in its Debian Builds component.

According to an advisory recently posted to Haskell’s blog, “`deb.haskell.org` is currently offline due to [its] hosting provider suspecting malicious activity.”

The project’s security teams stated on February 14th that they were working to restore functionality after the breach, an incident which has apparently left all other Haskell components, including www, Downloads server, Mail, and MySQL, intact.

No external services were affected by the breach. Additionally, out of the six Rackspace data centers that support Haskell, only one—Rackspace ORD, which is located in Chicago—was involved in the breach.

Haskell is an open source community that has evolved over the past 20 years. Its features, which include type inference and statically typed, concurrent programming, were funded by prominent sponsorships, including DataDog and DreamHost.

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