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GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with trojan-containing inst

From: Stephane Guillou
Subject: GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with trojan-containing installer??
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 06:03:30 +0000

Hi there


I’m not sure if I’m imagining things here but I am very suspicious:


Just installed Octave on Windows 10 from


I noticed that Symantec detected the security risk “Trojan.Gen.MBT” in a libsqlite library:


Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan

Event: Risk Found!

Security risk detected: Trojan.Gen.MBT

File: C:\Octave\Octave-5.2.0\mingw64\bin\libsqlite3-0.dll

Location: C:\Octave\Octave-5.2.0\mingw64\bin

Computer: LIBPF1FL7FE


Action taken: Pending Side Effects Analysis : Access denied Date found: Monday, 2 March 2020  1:32:50 PM


I looked at the installers locations, and they use instead of


I looked at the website and it redirects to


The website looks very dodgy to me.


Looks like all URLs in the windows download page have been replace with this.


I am imagining things? What is going on here?





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