The main kernel.org page
carrying a notice that the site has suffered a security breach.
"Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org
infrastructure were compromised. We discovered this August 28th. While we
currently believe that the source code repositories were unaffected, we are
in the process of verifying this and taking steps to enhance security
across the kernel.org infrastructure.
" As the update mentions,
there's little to be gained by tampering with the git repositories there
to post comments)