Freenode Goes Down In Flames

General,Technology — June 24, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

So Freenode just collapsed about 10 minutes ago, knocked everybody off and the servers are unreachable. This shortly after the following Global notice that left everyone scratching their heads:

(22:44:59) -ratbert(i=ratbert@freenode/staff/pdpc.levin)- [Global notice] I am a fat ***hole, who loves abuse, die
(22:45:11) -ratbert(i=ratbert@freenode/staff/pdpc.levin)- DCC SEND YOUAREALLJUDENLOL

Not sure whether the servers were hacked or it’s a drunk op out of control. Developing…

Update @11:16pm
Network is back up. That was quick. I wonder what happened…so far it’s looking like just an out-of-control op.

Update:
Freenode was hacked.

(23:24:35) -th6thdh6hg(n=levin@tor/session/external/x-c889f3d38641b2fb)-
          [Global Notice] Hi all. We've obviously had a compromise. We believe
          it may be limited, but we're looking at it now, and obviously we may
          be wrong. Apologies for the difficulties.
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One Response to “Freenode Goes Down In Flames”

  1. Azuka says:

    I seem to be slow in keeping up-to-date. It’s a wonder I couldn’t get in on IRC — and I thought the problem was from mIRC. :D

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