We Are In Control.
From October 3, 2007 | Permalink
Hacked. Somehow the contestants have gained access to the main blog of UB3. This is essentially a "patients taking over the asylum" situation, and while unnerving and disruptive, we have ways of dealing with this.
Certain contestants conspired together to cause one of the system admins to give up a username and password. Patching the leak is easy, as we can simply disable the account they are using. However, some contestants used this super-user account to grant their own accounts additional privileges. We are working on cutting access to those accounts, and things should be back to normal no later than tomorrow.
In the meantime, pay special attention to what the URL of the page you are looking at is, and hopefully we can put this whole mess behind us. Special thanks to our friends at CERT for helping us out and to IC3 for their ongoing investigation.