It was announced that the official download site for Linux Mint was hacked, causing unwitting downloaders to get a hold of an infected install DVD image. Wouldn't you know it, I just downloaded a new ISO (disk image file) of Linux Mint on February 20th, the day the hacked version appeared.
The whole thing is pretty unsettling and upsetting; it just goes to show how vulnerable anything can be to hacking. When one can go to the official Mint web site and can still be led to download an installation file that has been tampered with, that's A Big Deal.
The Mint site is currently down, pending investigation and cleanup.