Today we experienced a bit of a security breach on the site. You may have noticed that there were a number of banned users during today’s livestream. (These bans are not forum bans, and you should be able to access future chats without any problems.) After we cut off the chat to figure out what was going on (apologies about that - that was a fun video, and BioForge is a great game), the esteemed gentleman moved on to our forums. Some wikis may have been deleted, wiki points may have been reset, and I learned some startling new facts about the length of my penis. We’re looking into reverting any damage, but the damage to my ego may be, alas, irreversible.
One point to make clear: we have no reason to believe that user passwords, personal information, or any billing information was accessed. All of that stuff is stored in separate data stores, not accessible from our website itself. At the moment, we believe that this intruder only had access to the ability of staff members to manipulate the wiki and forums. Yes, that is bad, but hopefully you’ll agree that it could be worse. We’re going to be auditing all of this stuff, of course, and will let you know if we discover anything more serious.
These kinds of events are part and parcel of doing business on the internet. Obviously we wish it wouldn’t happen, but when it does, we at the very least learn new things about securing our site so that things like this don’t happen again. I’m not going to guarantee that it won’t, as our Moriarty seems to be both talented and dedicated, but at least we know more about how to protect our site than we did this morning.
Again, apologies if any of this caused a disruption in your normal methods of accessing the site. If you have any continued problems that you think might be related to this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any personal concerns that you don't wish to air on the site, please email me at email@example.com. And if you were responsible for these events, we'd definitely love to talk to you. I'm sure you can figure out how to get in touch with us as you like.