Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop distributions for Linux. They’ve announced in their blog that the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition ISOs had been replaced with a ⚠️ “hacked” version on 20th February 2016 for a short amount of time. Right now the Linux Mint website is not reachable – looks like they’re properly handling the situation and re-install all possibly affected systems. You can find out easily if you’ve an affected version:
“Once in the live session, if there is a file in /var/lib/man.cy, then this is an infected ISO.”
– Linux Mint Blog
Even though it’s never good when a vendor gets hacked, in our opinion the issue has been detected in a timely manner, they’ve transparent communication and it looks like they’re fixing it properly.