FreeNode has been hijacked

Monday, 26 June 2006, 12:52 AM EST

The world's largest FOSS IRC network, FreeNode, has been (for lack of a better word) hijacked. The culprit, who went by the nickname ratbert, seems to have nabbed the privleges of Robert Levin, President and Executive Director of Peer-Directed Projects Center (FreeNode's parent organization), AKA lilo. Whew! As if that wasn't enough in itself, ratbert pushed out an offensive global message and attempted a DCC SEND exploit. He then proceded to kill and/or k-line every staff member in sight, including lilo, and brought down quite a few of FreeNode's servers.

At Regular Ramblings.

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