Freenode Network Hijacked, Passwords Compromised?

    Date25 Jun 2006
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    "The world's largest FOSS IRC network, FreeNode, was hijacked (for lack of a better term) by someone who somehow got a hold of the privileges of Robert Levin, AKA lilo, the head honcho of FreeNode and its parent organization, PDPC. To make matters worse, the passwords of many users may have been compromised by someone posing as NickServ, the service that most clients are configured to send a password to upon connecting, while they reconnected to the servers that hadn't been killed.

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