PHPBB Main Website Has been Hacked

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PHPBB Main Website Has been Hacked – The forum provider PHPBB is currently down due to it being breached yesterday. The method for which was used to hack them is unclear. All that is currently known is the following message has replaced the original content of the providers website:

(Update #2) On Sunday Dec. 14th, several of the web servers powering phpBB.com were compromised. Upon discovering the ongoing attack, we immediately took our network offline to perform a thorough investigation, which is continuing.

At this time, we would like to ask everyone to follow basic security protocol. If you were using your www.phpBB.com or area51.phpBB.com passwords anywhere else, please change them to unqiue ones.

Your personal phpBB Forums are NOT affected by the compromise of our servers.

We will be rebuilding our systems from the ground up and verifying the integrity of all data prior to coming back online. This process will likely take several days.

Further updates will be posted here when we have additional information.

If you need urgent assistance, please make use of the #phpbb IRC channel on Freenode. A web-based client is available at http://webchat.freenode.net.

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