For those who run on Matrix.org and wonder why there is no connection:
Matrix announced an emergency maintenance… on Twitter:
Sadly @matrix didn't receive the love it deserves and informs the Fediverse.
Anyway, that's why we have a community. We compensate short coming of each other and together make sure the world becomes a better place!
Matrix is coming back up! One of the first things happening was writing a new blog post about the incident which you can find here:
TL;DR: Some outdated software was discovered and cracked by an attack which then had access to various data points.
Important: Change your password ASAP (including NickServ when you used the IRC bridges)
Hint: The homeserver is not back up yet.
@sheogorath they should really think about suspending all services until they get the threat actor out of their systems and they know they’re contained and recovered.
The irony of the strap line “An open network for secure, decentralized communication.” Also isn’t lost on me. 🤔
I wish them well; I know how tough this can be.
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