Skip to comments.Democrat Undergroud: Picked up their marbles and went home.
Posted on 11/09/2016 10:03:03 AM PST by Fitzy_888
Around 4:30pm on Tuesday November 8, Democratic Underground was hacked, apparently by a supporter of Donald Trump. This person clearly knew what they were doing, and despite our best efforts we have not yet been able to resolve the issues caused by the hack.
We do not believe that any member data has been compromised. And we are confident that donor data has not been compromised because that information is handled by PayPal and never passes through to our servers. But at this time we are unable to bring our discussion forum online.
The hack was clearly aimed to cause maximum disruption on our busiest night of the year, and we deeply regret that we won't be able to spend election night with our great community of members. We ask for your patience while we continue to work to fix this problem, and while we do not have a time frame we will do our best to get DU back online as soon as possible.
If anyone has any information about the hack, or has knowledge that might help us to fix it, please feel free to contact us: email@example.com
We will be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter.
We are deeply disappointed that this has happened. But we'll be back.
Skinner, EarlG, and Elad DU Administrators
I am SO looking forward to seeing their tears when it comes back up :)
Clearly, the Russians did it.
Who would have guessed that out of all the hacking scares going into the election, the only thing that was hacked was their website! LOL
the commies have never tolerated failure well? have they?
I keep this terribly loud swishing sound . . . seems to be headed straight for the lefties.
what a terrible tragedy for them, NOT!
I don’t buy the hack story. It was either intentional or he didn’t pay his server fees.
Seriously, while I strongly disagree with DU, this type of hacking is wrong.
Go to their facebook and twitter and wish them well...
I keep “hearing” this . . . corrected it.
It was Russia.
Are you sure it wasn’t Bernie or Donna? How about Carlos? What point was there for a Trump supporter to disrupt when your night was already going from bad to worse! If DU had stayed up, hemlock might have been a popular drink.
Heh I see you found a way around the DU posting ban...
I was going to say that I’m sure all FReepers will now join in the hunt for the Real Hackers.
(psst Skinner...I’m not saying it was Russians, but it was the RUSSIANS!)
These guys couldn’t bring their server up in an entire day? What, no backups? No system administration? I want to feel sorry for them because it deprived me of some great gloating, but really, nobody in the biz should be this incompetent.
Maybe KJU will have DU’s cyber security admin executed!
I sent them the email addy of the hacker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is DU even a high profile enough site that people would want to hack it?
They seem pretty puffed up about their importance.
I know! I was disappointed they got hacked. I was looking forward to watching their world fall apart as Hillary's defeat became inevitable.
There were a hundred threads celebrating the coming landslide victory over Trump.
They got hacked by a Jamaican pothead Trump supporter!?!?!
They didn’t see that coming!
Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant which can induce visions .... The name “ Ska Maria Pastora”, often shortened to “Ska Maria” ...
Salvia is also a teaching plant, so maybe they learned a lesson.....
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